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TOWN of COHASSET 

ANNUAL REPORT 




1614-1989 



375^" ANNIVERSARY of 
DISCOVERY by CAPT. JOHN SMITH 



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ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

Board of Selectmen 
of the Financial Affairs 

OF THE 

Town of Cohasset 

Reports of the School Committee 

AND THE 

Report of Other Town Officers 




FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31 

1989 



Printed by Athol Press, Inc., Athol, Mass. 



Town Of Cohasset 

Incorporated 1770 

Population January, 1989—7,310 

Tenth Congressional District 
Representative Gerry E. Studds 

Norfolk and Plymouth Senatorial District 
Senator: William B. Golden 

Third Plymouth Representative District 
Representative: Mary Jeanette Murray, Cohasset 

Annual Town Meeting 

First Saturday in April 

Election of Officers 

Second Saturday in April 



In Memoriam 



Helen Schmid Ketcham 

February 25. 1989 

Arts Lottery Council 
1970 Cohasset Bicentennial Committee 



Philip G. Murray, Sr. 

December 21, 1989 

1970 Cohasset Bicentennial Committee 



ELECTED TOWN OFFICERS 



Burtram J. Pratt 
Martha K. Gjesteby 
Rocco F. Laugelle 
Diana D. Komet 
Edwin H. Tebbetts 



1989-1990 



Selectmen 



Term expires April 1990 
Term expires April 1990 
Term expires April 1991 
Term expires April 1992 
Term expires April 1992 



Moderator 



William D. Weeks 



Town Clerk 



Term expires April 1990 



Frances L. Marks 

James W. Lagrotteria 
Michael C. Patrolia 
Thomas S. Duggan 

Elizabeth B. Ripley 



Harold W. Litchfield 



Nancy L. Sandell 
Barbara W. Bliss 
J. Russell Reidy 
C. Christopher Ford 
Ralph Kidder 

Edward T. Atkinson 
Sheila S. Evans 
Doris R. NcNulty 
Elizabeth F. Eaton 
Agnes McCann 
Katherine Sturtevant 
Barbara M. Power 
Melvin Waldfogel 
Lucia R. Woods 



Assessors 

Treasurer-Collector 
Highway Surveyor 

School Committee 



le 
Trustees of Paul Pratt Memorial Library 



Term expires April 1990 

Term expires April 1990 
Term expires April 1991 
Term expires April 1992 

Term expires April 1990 



Term expires April 1990 

Term expires April 1990 
Term expires April 1991 
Term expires April 1991 
Term expires April 1992 
Term expires April 1992 



Term expires 1990 
Term expires 1990 
Term expires 1990 
Term expires 1991 
Term expires 1991 
Term expires 1991 
Term expires 1992 
Term expires 1992 
Term expires 1992 



William E. Baird 
Michael M. Sullivan 
Sharon Becker 

Alfred S. Moore, Jr. 
John F. OToole 
Daniel C. Cotton 
Robert H. Sturdy 
William J. Good 



Board of Health 



Planning Board 



Term expires 1990 
Term expires 1991 
Term expires 1992 

Term expires 1992 
Term expires 1990 
Term expires 1991 
Term expires 1993 
Term expires 1994 



Water Commissioners 



William Montuori 
James R. Sheerin 
Ronald Goodwin 

Edward M. Guild 

R. Gary Vanderweil, Jr. 

Henry A. Rattenbury 



Sewer Commissioners 



Recreation Commission 



Joseph Andrade (resigned) 

Stephen Endris (Appointed to fill unexpired term) 

Gerald A. Buckley 

Mary K. Muncey 

Donald Staszko 

Terese England Duggan 

Richard P. Barrow 

Shelanne S. Durkin 

Cohasset Housing Authority 
Stephen F. Wigmore 
John D. Muncey 
Ralph Perroncello 
Joanne Young-Nawn 
Frederick R. Koed (Appointed by the Governor Nov. 12, 1987) 



Term expires 1990 
Term expires 1991 
Term expires 1992 

Term expires 1990 
Term expires 1991 
Term expires 1992 

Term expires 1990 
Term expires 1990 
Term expires 1991 
Term expires 1992 
Term expires 1992 
Term expires 1992 
Term expires 1993 
Term expires 1994 

Term expires 1990 
Term expires 1991 
Term expires 1992 
Term expires 1994 



Town Officers Appointed By Selectmen 

Executive Secretary Term Expires 

Gregory J. Doyon 1991 

Town Accountant 

Mary J. Gallagher 1990 

Chief of Police 

Joseph M. Kealey 1992 

Sergeants of Police Under Civil Service 

Richard P. Barrow 

Robert W. Jackson 

Brian W. Noonan 

David J. Pomarico 
Patrolmen Under Civil Service 

Richard J. Abbadessa 

Lawrence D. Ainslie 

Brian Cogill 

David C. Cogill 

Carmelo Conte 

John C. Conte 

Frederick H. Grassie 

Maureen F. Healy 

Chfton B. Jones 

Paul J. Laugelle 

William R. Oliver 

John H. Small 

Richard Yocum 
Lockup Keepers 

Joseph M. Kealey 

Richard W. Jackson 
Dog Officer 

WiUiam P. Quigley 1990 

Director of Civil Defense and Emergency Preparedness 

Arthur H. Lehr, Jr. 
Fire Chief 

Daniel F. Brock 1992 

Hazardous Waste Coordinator 

Daniel F. Brock 
Fire Department Under Civil Service 

James Lee Gurry Captain 

Roger W. Lincoln Captain 

Robert D. Silvia Captain 

Mark H. Trask Captain 

Paul T. Bilodeau Firefighter 

John T. Boswell III Firefighter EMT 

Francis X. Mahoney, Jr. Firefighter 



Edward M. Corbo 


Firefighter 


Linwood L. Davis 


Firefighter 


Thomas P. Finegan 


Firefighter 


James E. Fiori 


Firefighter 


Thomas G. Heman 


Firefighter EMT 


William T. Litchfield 


Firefighter 


Matthew B. Man- 


Firefighter 


Paul F. McGaffigan 


Firefighter 


Arthur M. Pompeo, Jr. 


Firefighter 


Robert F. Protulis 


Firefighter EMT 


William J. Protulis 


Firefighter 


Randall W. Rosano 


Firefighter 


James P. Runey 


Firefighter 


William A Sestito 


Firefighter EMT 


Edward J. Struzik 


Firefighter 


Eric Wenzlow 


Firefighter EMT 


James F. Curley 


Firefighter 


Forest Warden 




Daniel F. Brock, Fire Chief 




Building Inspector/Zoning Officer 




Donald G. Robbins (resigned — Acting) 


1989 


Robert M. Egan 


1990 


Plumbing and Gas Inspector (Appointed by Building Inspector) 




Robert A. Leonard, Sr. 


1990 


Superintendent of Wires 




Stephen F. Wigmore 


1990 


Assistant Superintendent of Wires 




Richard Gallo 


1990 


Town Counsel 




Richard A. Henderson 


1990 


Sealer of Weights and Measures 




Lot E. Bates, Jr 


1990 


Keeper of Town Clock 




Noel A. Ripley 


1990 


Measurer of Wood and Bark 




Lot E.Bates, Jr. 


1990 


Director of Veterans' Affairs and Burial Agent 




Noel A. Ripley 


1990 


Constable 




Maria A. Plante 


1992 


Inspector of Public Buildings 




Donald G. Robbins (resigned) 




Robert F. Egan 




Daniel F. Brock 





Fence Viewers 

Grace A. Donohue 1990 

Kearin A. Dunn 1990 

Harbormaster 

Irving Gadow 
Assistant Harbormasters 

Clifford J. Dickson 1992 

David R. Marks, Jr. 1992 

Thomas W. Wigmore 1992 

SheUfish Constable 

David R.Marks, Jr. 1990 

Assistant Shellfish Constable 

Thomas W. Wigmore 1990 

Town Archivist 

David H. Wadsworth 1990 

Custodian of Town Hall 

Pauline J. Litchfield 
Board of Tree, Park, and Cemetery Commissioners 

Members of the Board of Selectmen 
Tree, Park, and Cemetery Superintendent 

Peter G. Laugelle 1992 

Caretakers 

Herbert L. Marsh — Woodside, Beechwood, Perkins and Cedar Street Cemeteries 

BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES AND REPRESENTATIVES 
APPOINTED BY THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN 
Advisory Board on County Expenditures: 

Rocco F. Laugelle 1990 

Council on Aging 

T. Gerard Keating, Chairman 1991 

Reverend John J. Keohane, Vice Chairman 1990 

Margaret W. Casey, Treasurer 1991 

Rose M. Kierce, Secretary 1990 

Anna A. Abbruzzese, Corresponding Secretary 1992 

Helen K. Barbary (resigned) 1990 

Mary Donovan (resigned) 1989 

Kathleen Brennock 1992 

Anthony F. Finegan, Shutde Maintenance 1990 

Lillian Lincoln 1991 

Edward T. Mulvey 1992 

Mary H. Aheam (Representative) 
Ann K. Hublitz (Representative) 
Jane H, Hamilton (Associate) 
Dorothea C. Bjorkgren (Associate) 
Sumner Smith, Jr. (Associate) 

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Arts Lottery Council 

Karin S. Bartow, Chairman 1991 

Christine M. Conley 1991 

James C. Contis 1991 

David A. Hassan (resigned) 1989 

Linda S. Halloran (resigned) 1989 

Helen Ketcham (deceased) 1989 

Susan DeMichele 1991 

Jo- Ann L. Fichtner 1990 

James C. Morrison, Jr. 1990 

E. Sine Pounder 1991 

Penelope P. Redf ield 1 990 

Cable T.V. Council 

John R. H. Packard, Chairman (School Committee) 1991 

Shelanne S. Durkin (Recreation) 1990 

Tamsin E. Elliott (Citizen) 1991 

Donald McAllister (Citizen) 1991 

Marek L. Laas (Citizen) 1992 

Charles M. Kane (Citizen) 1992 

Penelope P. Redfield (An Center) 1990 

Cemetery Committee 
Glenn A. Pratt, Chairman 
William J. Ferriter 
Peter G. Laugelle (ex-officio) 
Mary A. Hartwell 

Cohasset Common Historic District Commission 

Donald J. Evans, Chairman 1990 

James J. Murphy, Vice Chairman 1991 

Marian C. Atkinson 1992 

Wigmore Pierson 1990 

James M. Sandell 1992 

Hubert P. Vanderlugt 1992 

Jacqueline B. Clark 1991 

GaU Parks, Alternate 1991 

Francis R. Coffey (Alternate) 1992 

Conservation Commission 

Patricia C. Buckley 1992 

Jeffrey C. Waal, Chairman 1991 

Merle S. Brown 1991 

John Kent Bryant 1990 

William H. Parmenter 1991 

Veneta P. Roebuck, Vice Chairman 1992 

Thomas J. Callahan 1990 

Cox Estate Planning Committee (disbanded 11/20/89) 
Edward T. Atkinson 

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Robert G. Ralston 

Donald E. Staszko 

John Pfaffmann 

Veneta P. Roebuck 

Paula A. M. Knowles 
Cultural Exchange Committee 

John S. Dean, Chairman 

Leonora H. Jenkins 

Joanne T. Chittick 

Mia Y. Dean 

Allison F. Ulmer 

Abigail White 

Susan W. Pile 

John Lennon (resigned) 

Ann E. Moore 

Paul Narkiewicz (ex-officio) 

Eloise Welz (resigned) 
Drug and Alcohol Committee 

John A, Golden, Chairman 

Patricia W. Baird 

Wigmore Pierson 

Richard Lee Bugley 

Robert Whittaker 

Keith F. Knowles 

Sarah R. Pease 

Rita M. Su-ong 

Priscilla S. Tebbetts. Clerk 

Joseph M. Kealey, Chief of Police (ex officio) 

Michael Gill (ex officio) 

Terese E. Duggan, Recreation Commission 

Michael H. Sullivan, Board of Health 

Resource Persons 

William R. Oliver 

Richard J. Quinlan 

Dr. Robert S. Williams, Jr. 

Mary L. Oliver 

Bartholemew P. Winn 

Margaret Coogan 
Disposal Area Study Committee (discharged May 1, 1989) 

Eleanor Cooney-Smith 

Donald L. DeMichele 

Donna P. French 

Arthur M. Pompeo 

Jeffrey R. Power 

John Anson Whealler 



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Fair Housing Committee 

Reverend E. Clifford CuUer, Chairman 1991 

Daniel C. Cotton (Planning Board — resigned) 1989 

Barbara A. Froio (resigned) 1989 

Mary Lou Studds 1992 

James L. Gallagher 1990 

Joanne Y. Nawn 1990 

Patrick A. Plante (Planning Board) 1991 

Fred Koed (Housing Authority) 
Stephen N. Bobo 1991 

Groundwater Protection Committee 
William E. Baird (Board of Health) 
Thomas J. Callahan (Conservation Commission) 
Alfred S. Moore, Jr. (Planning Board) 
Ronald J. Goodwin (Water Department) 

Housing Partnership Committee 

Israel M. Sanchez, Chairman (resigned) 

Chartis B. Langmaid, Chairman 

Rev. Gary A. Ritts 

Lois H. WelUnan 

William J. Good 

Edward T. Mulvey 

Robert J. Moody (resigned) 

Robert K. Dennis 

Nancy Anderson (resigned) 

Dorothea C. Bjorkgren 

Peter J. Logan 

Richard A. Senechal 

Patricia Conway (resigned) 

John C. Englander 

Government Island Study Committee 

Hamilton T. Tewksbury, Chairman 1992 

Richard P. Barrow 1992 

Robert W. Davenport 1990 

Edward J; Figueiredo 1990 

Noel A. Ripley 1990 

Vivian H. McCormack 1991 

Irving Gadow, Harbormaster (ex-officio) 

Cohasset Harbor Committee 

John Pfaffmann, Chairman 1992 

Paul A. Carlson (resigned) 1990 

Dominic M. Baccari 1990 

Lorren S. Gibbons (Commercal Fisherman) 1991 

Mary K. Muncey (Recreation Commission) 1990 

Jack P. Silvia (Commercial Fisherman) 1990 

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Peter J. Wood 1991 

Irving Gadow (ex- officio) 
Historical Commission 

Noel A. Ripley, Chairman 1992 

Hermon J. Maynard 1990 

David H.Wadsworth 1991 

Daniel H. Young (resigned) 1990 

Barbara L. Dillon 1990 

Judith E. Fitzsimmons 1991 

Nancy C. Snowdale 1991 

Hamilton T. Tewskbury 1992 

Insurance Advisory Committee 

Samuel W. Wakeman, Chairman 

Gait Grant (resigned) 

David Bernstein (resigned) 
Mass. Transportation Commission to Represent the Town of Cohasset in the 
Greater Boston Region 

Louis F. Eaton, Jr. 
Metropolitan Area Planning Council Representative 

Martha K. Gjesteby Jan. 1991 

Miiliken/Lillard Field Study Committee 

Wayne Sawchuck, Chairman 

Joseph L. Connolly 

Herbert F. Crehan (resigned) 

Stephen C. Endris 

Clark Chatterton 

J. Russell Reidy 

Donald E. Staszko 

James L. Gallagher (ex-officio) 

Peter G. Laugelle (ex-officio) 

John M. Worley (ex- officio) 
Police/Fire Station Renovation Building Committee 

Barbara J. Moore, Chairman (resigned) 

Gerard A. Buckley, Vice Chairman 

David J. Chase 

Francis Collins 

William Higgins 

Joseph M. Kealy (ex-officio) 

Daniel F. Brock (ex-officio) 
Hunting Control Study Committee (Appointed by Selectmen) 

Richard P. Barrow 

Richard W. Farwell 

Dean Harrold 

Vaughn R. Pratt 



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Jeffrey C. Waal 

Joseph M. Kealey, (ex-officio) 
Registrars of Voters 

Robert S. Pape, Chairman 1991 

Alice G. Daunt 1992 

George L. Marlette II 1 990 

Frances L. Marks, Town Clerk 
South Shore Regional School District Representative 

David Chittim 1990 

Straits Pond Management Committee 

Joseph R. Godzik 

Mary I. McGrath 

Joanne Sheppard 

Raimund G. Vanderweil, Jr. 
Transfer Station Building Committee 

John Anson Whealler, Chairman 

Arthur L. Lehr, Jr. 

Peter O'Connor 

William E. Baird 

Joseph R. Godzik (ex offico) 
Wompatuck State Park Advisory Council Representatives 

Donald B. Kennedy 

Laurence J. Mitchell 

John F. Hubbard, Liaison to GSA 
Zoning Board of Appeals 

Myma Putziger, Chairman 1990 

S. Woodworth Chittick, Associate 1992 

Mark G. DeGiacomo 1990 

Terence J. Farrell (resigned) 1991 

Edward J. Lubitz, Associate 1991 

Barbara M. Power 1992 

Map Committee 

Merle S. Brown 

Louis C. Bailey 

Sharon L. Becker 

Daniel C. Cotton 

Thomas S. Duggan 

Douglas R. Peck 

Burtram J. Pratt 

TOWN OFFICERS APPOINTED BY AUTHORITIES 
OTHER THAN BOARD OF SELECTMEN 
Chief Librarian: 

Richard E. Hayes 



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Executive Director of Housing Authority: 

Barbara S. Clain 
Health Agent: 

Joseph R. Godzik, V.M.D. 
Recreation Director: (Appointed by Recreation Commission) 

John M. Worley 
Superintendent of Schools: 

Stephen E. Hart 
Superintendent of Water Department: 

Benjamin F. Curley (retired 1989) 

BOARDS, COMMITTEES, COMMISSIONS, REPRESENTATIVES 
APPOINTED BY AUTHORITIES OTHER THAN BOARD OF SELECTMEN 
Advisory Committee 

Jane O. Goedecke, Chairman 1991 

L. Christine Bassett 1991 

Ame K. Gjesteby 1991 

William R. Lean, Jr. 1990 

Paul L. Lualdi (resigned) 1990 

Ann K. Whelan 1992 

Elizabeth J. Millard (resigned) 1991 

Jeffrey C. Bates 1991 

Margaret M. O'Donnell (resigned) 1990 

Nancy Adams Roth 1992 

Philip H. Smith (resigned) 1991 

John H. Mullett 1991 

Raymond Kasperowicz 1990 

By-Law Committee 

Cornelia L. O'Malley, Chairman 1991 

Mary E. Gainor 1989 

W. Roger Nast 1989 
Francis L. Marks, Town Clerk (ex officio) 
Richard A. Henderson, Town Counsel (ex-officio) 

Capital Budget Committee 

Edwin H. Tebbetts, Chairman (resigned) 1990 

Richard J. Avery 1990 

Joseph R. McElroy 1991 

Kenneth P. Wilcox (resigned) 1989 

James E. Moore 1992 

George S. Kovach, Jr. 1990 

G. Robert Jackson 1991 

Design Review Board 

Gordon S. Hislop, Chairman 1992 

Robert A. Stansell, Jr. 1992 

Eileen M. Corbett 1992 

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Nancy S. Garrison 


1990 


Peter O'Connor 


1991 


Maxwell R. Pounder 


1990 


Roger S. Whitley, Associate 




Donald G. Robbins (Ex-officio — resigned) 




Robert M. Egan (ex-officio) 




Drainage Advisory Committee 




Thomas C. Cook, Chairman 


1991 


Lyle E. Branagan 


1990 


Thomas S. Cowan 


1992 


Diane C. Sullivan 


1990 


Boyd J. Livingston 


1990 


Committee to Survey Structure and Functions of Town Government 




F. Roy Fitzsimmons, Chairman 


1991 


Jean B. Cotton 


1991 


James L. Whalen 


1992 


Wilson H. Pile 


1992 


Patricia G. Facey 


1991 


Dennis L. Roth 


1990 


Gait Grant (resigned) 


1990 


Personnel Committee 




Charles P. M. Douglas, Chairman (resigned) 


1989 


Peter F. Pacetti 


1992 


John B. Brady (resigned) 


1990 


Joan S. Brown 


1990 


James F. French 


1990 


William J. Good (resigned) 


1991 


Barbara J. Moore 


1991 


Donald J. Larson (resigned) 


1991 


Charlotte A. Simmons 


1991 


Recycling Committee: 




Arthur L. Lehr, Jr. 


1991 


Merle S. Brown 


1991 


John F. Hubbard 





SCHOOL FACILITIES COMMITTEE, under Article 42, March Meeting 1960. 
Appointed by the Moderator and Article 33 of 1975 Meeting. 

Appointed by the Moderator; 

Robert G. Beggan 1994 

Linda M. Henderson 1990 

Russell D. Whimey 1993 
Appointed by Selectmen: 

Robert L. Julian 1990 

Marie T. McCarthy 1 99 1 

Richard J. Silvia 1994 



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Appointed by School Committee: 

Daniel Dormer 
Joseph R. Nedrow 
Elizabeth Bates 



1991 
1993 
1993 



1989 Prospective Juror List 

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 234 A, Section 15, the prospective 
jury Ust is available in the Town Clerk's office with names of those residents who may be 
summoned for juror service. 

This information is available for public inspection during normal office hours. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frances L. Marks 
Town Clerk 



Election Officers 

For The Year 1989 

The following persons were appointed election workers for 1989 by the Board of 
Selectmen. Their names were taken from the Cohasset Democratic and Republican Town 
Committees' List. 



Domenic M. Baccari R 

Carol G. Beggan R 

Maria R. Pape R 

Margaret M. Stoughton R 

Grace R. Tuckerman R 

Ruth F. Pratt R 

Dorothea Parmenter R 

Katherine M. Lincoln R 

Betty Lou Pearce R 

Janet W. MacLure R 

Willa D. Berents R 

Rosette N. Greco R 

Judith P. Volungis R 

John H. Mullett R 

Margaret C. Chapin R 

Lot E. Bates, Jr. R 

Margaret C. Heman I 

Kathleen E. Rhodes I 



Jean M. Salvador 


D 


Mary Fiori 


D 


Dorothy C. Bjorkgren 


D 


Charlotte Leland 


D 


Patricia A. Walsh 


D 


Ann Leonard 


D 


KirkS.Giffen 


D 


Marjorie Giffen 


D 


Fred Koed 


D 


Lisa Koed 


D 


Donna French 


D 


Jean McAuUffe 


D 


Andrea L. Davis 


D 


Marek Laas 


D 


Elizabeth Laas 


D 


Margaret R. Charles 


D 


Patricia Laugelle 


D 


John McNabb 


D 



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GENERAL GOVERNMENT 

Board of Selectmen 

Town Government in Massachusetts entered a new financial era in 1989 as the trend 
toward increasing State aid to cities and towns was reversed. This comes at a time when the 
State's economy is stagnating and tax revenues are increasing at a rate far lower than the rate 
of inflation. Therefore, financial matters will continue to dominate the agenda of your Town 
officials. 

KEY ACTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS FOR 1989 

January — Central telephone system installed in Town Hall. 

February — Voted an increase in life insurance to retirees. 

Interior renovations to old Town Hall completed with assistance from 
Braintree Alternative Center. 

Health, Conservation, Planning and Sewer Departments moved back to 
Town Hall with assistance of Tree and Park Department. 

March — Voted to schedule Proposition 2 1/2 override election for May 6. 

Signed three year contract with Police Chief Joseph M. Kealey. 
Administrative Co-ordinator Janet M. Chalke resigned. 

April — April 1, Annual Town Meeting. April 8, Annual Election. April 10, 

reorganization of Board. 

Experimental algae harvesting program undertaken at Inner Little Har- 
bor. 

May — Joyce D. Studley appointed to newly reclassified position of Adminis- 

trative Secretary. 

Observance of 350th anniversary of discovery of Cohassetby Captain 
John Smith in 1614. Program arranged by Historical Commission with 
participation of Deer Hill School students. 
Engaged Chia Ming-Sze Architect, Inc. for the Curtis Estate study. 
Proposition 2 1/2 override questions defeated. 
Three-year contract with Police union approved. 
Agreement reached with Fire Chief on new three-year contract. 

June — Voters approve a $203,750 general override of Proposition 2 1/2. 

New harbor regulations adopted. 

Dedication of Osgood Playpark built with volunteer efforts of numer- 
ous citizens. 

August — Minot's Ledge Lighthouse relighted and rededicatedwith ceremonies 

at Government Island arranged by Historical Commission. 
Curtis Estate study completed and transmitted to Attorney General's 
Office. 

State aid to Town is cut by $300,000 triggering request by Selectmen 
to increase fees in an attempt to balance budget. 
Building Inspector Donald G. Robbins resigned. 
Town Government Structure Committee begins regionalization study. 



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September — Drug and Alcohol Abuse Committee established. 

Rehabilitation of Meeting House Pond completed under direction of 

Highway Department. 

Robert M. Egan appointed Building Inspector. 
October — Special Town Meeting convened October 10 to balance budget. 

Approved new licensing by-law drafted by Animal Control Study 

Committee. 

Design contract awarded for expansion of Beechwood Cemetery. 
November — Three-year contracts awarded for group hfe, comprehensive liability 

and property damage insurance. 

New Transfer and Recycling Station opened to the public. 
December — Contract awarded for reroofing old Town Hall. 

New Cemetery Regulations adopted. 

ONGOING AGENDA ITEMS: 

As we deal with the impact of a weakening economy and limits on our ability to raise 
additional tax revenue, the challenge will be to maintain service levels and preserve our 
physical plant: buildings, equipment, roads, utilities, etc. This may prove impossible, and we 
may have to adjust to lower service levels or defer capital improvements, or both. Environ- 
mental concerns such as protecting wetlands, shoreline, marine resources, and water supply 
will require continued attention. 

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: 

The Selectmen are grateful to our Town department heads and employees who have 
endeavored to deliver high quality services despite budget reductions, and also to our many 
volunteers who staff our boards, committees and commissions. 

Thanks are again due to Norfolk County Sheriff Clifford Marshall for the help 
provided by the Braintree Alternative Center in renovating the Town Hall and repairing 
voting booths. In addition. County Engineer Alvah Downs and Assistant Civil Engineer 
Wayne Simpson have again this year provided invaluable engineering services in several 
areas, for which we are most grateful. 

Your Selectmen look forward to meeting the challenges of the 1990's, and we sincerely 
hope that citizens will continue the active interest and volunteer services, not only in Town 
Government, but in the many private orgainzations which add strength to the whole and 
which make this community unique. 

BOARD OF SELECTMEN: 
Burtram J. Pratt, Chairman 
Rocco F. Laugelle, Vice Chairman 
Martha K. Gjesteby 
Diana D. Komet 
Edwin H. Tebbetts 



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Town Clerk's Report 
Annual Town Meeting 

April 1, 3, 4, & 5, 1989 

INDEX 
ARTICLE # DESCRIPTION OF ARTICLE 

1 Choose Town Officers not elected by ballot. Approved. 

2 Reports of Various Town Officers. Approved. 

3 Reports of Committees. Approved. 
RESOLUTION — Volunteers, Approved 
RESOLUTION — Cliff Mitman, Approved 

4 Salaries & Compensation Elected Officers & Town Depts. 
Approved 

5 Salary & Rate Schedules Fiscal 1990 List of Depts. Approved. 

6 Salary schedule elected officials. Approved. 

7 Reserve Fund — $150,000.00 — Approved 

8 DPW Bond of indemnity to Commonwealth. Approved. 

9 Authorize Town Treasurer to borrow. Approved. 

10 Appropriate $2,000 for mosquito control. Approved. 

1 1 Improvement of town roads. Approved. 

12 Resurface certain streets in town. $22,625 — Approved. 

13 Resurface certain streets in town $44,763 — Approved. 

14 Cemetery site. Approved. 

15 Engineering & design of cemetery. $50,000 — Approved. 

16 Amend Section 5 Area Regulations of Zoning Bylaw — 
Approved. 

17 Land transfer fee. Defeated. 

18 Truck & Body for the Wire Dept. $27,000 — Approved. 

19 Addition to Police/Fire Station $7 14,000 — Approved. 

20 Amend Art. IV — General Bylaw Appointed Town Officers — 
Approved. 

21 Restore mooring locations. Defeated. 

22 Mooring location waiting list. Indefinitely postponed. 

23 Amend Art. IX, Harbor of General Bylaws Indefinitely postponed. 

24 Amend General Bylaw — Adding Wedands Protection — 
Approved. 

25 Revolving Accounts. Approved. 

26 Amend Section 4.2 of the Zoning Bylaw Approved. 

27 Remove ledge at Pond St. Indefinitely Postponed. 



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28 Pickup truck for Water Dept. for $ 1 2,000 — Approved. 

29 Amend Section 1-7 Sewer Regulations Approved. 

30 Lavatory & work area — Sewer Treatment Plant. Defeated. 

3 1 Amend Section 5 Area Regulations of Zoning Bylaw — 
Approved. 

32 Amend Section 8 Non-conforming Uses of Zoning Bylaw — 
Approved. 

33 Appropriate $60,000 for refurbishing and equipping Fire Truck 
Approved. 

34 Amend Section 2. 1 Definitions of Zoning Bylaw — Approved. 

35 Purchase a dog van for $7,000 — Approved. 

36 Repair septic system at Government Island. Approved. 

37 Reroof old portion Town Hall. Approved. 

38 Paint exterior of Town Hall. Approved. 

39 Appropriate $20,000 for a Computer Study Town Hall — 
Defeated. 

40 Borrow $60,000 for a new ambulance. Article indefinitely 
postponed. 

41 Appropriate $10,000 for refurbishing Fire Dept. apparatus — 
Defeated. 

42 Appropriate $7,500 for defibrillation equipment — Approved. 

43 Amend Article XIII, Hazardous Materials of General Bylaw, 
Sections 3 (c), (d), (e), & (0 — Defeated. 

44 Amend Article XIII, Hazardous Materials of General Bylaw, 
Section 3 subparagraph (i) of paragraph (f) — Defeated. 

45 Construct a leachate collection system at Cedar St. Landfill — 
Indefinitely postponed 

46 Appropriate funds to pay for the disposal of Town generated 
septage. Indefinitely postponed. 

47 Board of Health 35 to 40 hours. Approved. 

48 Maintenance & upgrade of equipment & sewer lines. Indefinitely 
postponed. 

49 Appropriate $280,000 for renovation of Milliken and Lillard 
fields — Approved. 

50 Appropriate $100,000 to the Stabilization Fund. Indefinitely 
postponed. 

51 Rescind $390 for school bus voted under 27 1988 A.T.M. — 
Approved. 

52 Rescind $13,060.09 voted under Art. 16 of 1988 A.T.M. for front 
end loader. Approved. 

53 Appropriate $ 1 ,600 for laying of brick walk at town hall — 
Defeated. 

54 Amend Article IX Harbor of the General Bylaws — Indefinitely 
postponed. 



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55 Amend Article VII General Bylaws — Safety & Public Order — 
Approved. 

56 Appropriate $57,000 for 2 school buses. Approved. 

57 Appropriate $67,000 for replacing Joseph Osgood School roof — 
Approved. 

58 Appropriate $7,500 for computer mapping system — Defeated. 

59 Appropriate $10,000 to remove gas tanks at Police/Fire Station 
Approved. 

60 Enact Bylaws — regulations for dogs. Approved. 

61 Local tax rate on motel rooms from 4% to 0% — Approved. 

62 Reduce Selectmen to 3 — Defeated. 

63 Collective Bargaining agreement between the Town of Cohasset 
and Police Officers — Indefinitely Postponed. 

64 Longevity pay for elected officials — Approved. 

65 Transfer $4,300 from water revenue in taking parcel of land on 
King St. Approved. 

66 Establish a fund for deposit of fees to be collected by Bd of 
Health for delivery of septage — Approved. 

67 Appropriate $25,000 for construction of sidewalks — Defeated. 

68 Appropriate $ 16,735 for a ride-on lawn mower — Approved. 

69 Payment of unpaid bills $2,969. Approved. 



Town Clerk's Report 

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 
APRIL 1, 1989 

At the Annual Town Meeting held at the Cohasset High School Gymnasium at 10:00 
A.M. the following articles were contained in the warrant and acted upon as recorded. 

Checkers previously appointed for entrance by the Selectmen were sworn in by the 
Town Clerk, Frances L. Marks, at 9:00 A.M. were Margaret C. Heman, Kathleen M. Rhodes, 
Constance S. Jones, Marion L. Douglas, Jacquelyn R. McGuire, and Geraldine E. Ainslie. 

Tellers appointed by Moderator, William D. Weeks, at 10:15 A.M. were Grace R. 
Tuckerman, Arthur Lehr, Jr., Louise Flint, and Robert Pape. 

The Moderator called the meeting to order at 10:20 A.M. and a quorum of 100 was 
present at that time. The Town Clerk proceeded to read the call of the meeting. Total 
registered voters checked in on the voting lists totaled 398 voters. Rev. John J. Keohane of 
St. Anthony's gave the invocation. 

Members of the Cohasset Boy Scout Troop 28 presented the colors and called the 
pledge of allegiance to the flag. 

ARTICLE 1. To choose all Town Oficers not required to be elected by ballot. 



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MOVED: That the appropriate authority as set forth by General Laws appoint all Town 
Officers not required to be elected by ballot. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 2. To act upon the reports of the various Town Officers as printed in the 
Annual Town Report for 1988. 

MOVED: That the reports of the various Town Officers as printed in the Annual Town 
Report for 1988 be accpeted. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 3. To hear the reports of any Committee heretofore chosen and act thereon. 

MOVED: That the reports of any Committee heretofore chosen be heard and accepted 
and that the Committee continue in office. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

Resuolution by Martha Gjesteby 
Of the Board of Selectmen 

Be it resolved that: 

WHEREAS the Town of Cohasset is served by more than two hundred men and 
women who volunteer their time by serving on more than thirty different Boards, Commit- 
tees, Councils, and Commissions as well as representing the Town on various regional and 
state-wide organizations, and 

WHEREAS these men and women by volunteering their unpaid time bring a variety 
of talents and ideas to the boards, committees, and commissions which they serve, and 

WHEREAS the broad based citizen participation collectively resulting from this 
volunteer time and effort leads to a more responsive town government; 

Now, Therefore, be it resolved that the citizens of Cohasset in Town Meeting 
assembled on this first day of April, 1989, hereby proclaim their sincere gratitude for and 
appreciation of this dedicated volunteer service. 

RESOLUTION voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

Resolution by Burtram Pratt, 
Chairman of Board of Selectmen 

Be it resolved that: 

WHEREAS Clifford Mitman Jr. has served the Town of Cohasset as a member of the 
Board of Selecunen for six years including service as Chairman and Vice Chairman, and 

WHEREAS Clifford Miunan Jr. previously served on the Personnel Committee for 
five years and also served that committee as Chairman, and 

WHEREAS Clifford Mitman, Jr. has retired from public service due to increased 
business responsibiUties. 

Now. Therefore, be it resolved that the citizens of Cohasset in Town Meeting 
assembled on this first day of April 1989, hereby record their deep appreciation of the 
outstanding service rendered by Clifford Mitman Jr. and especially of the quiet manner, keen 



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insight, and reasoned approach to town problems which has characterized his tenure in office, 
and 

Be it further resolved that with the continued esteem of his fellow citizens he may enjoy 
good health, happiness and great success in all his endeavors, and further that it is the 
expressed wish of the citizens here assembled that he may return to the service of his 
community at some future date when other considerations permit. 

RESOLUTION voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 4. To see if the Town will vote to fix salaries and compensation of Elected 
Officers, and to see what sums the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, from available 
funds, or otherwise, for the payment of the salaries and compensation, expenses, equipment 
and outlays, capital and otherwise, of the several Town Departments, for the ensuing fiscal 
year; or act on anything relating thereto. 

SEE APPENDIX A 

MOVED That this Article be considered, covered and acted upon in one vote; that the 
sum of $12,444,527.69 is appropriated, the sum of $98,294.00 for salaries of elected Town 
Officials as follows: Town Clerk, $26,632.00; Clerk, Board of Registrars, $329.00; Highway 
Surveyor, $31,066.00; Moderator, $1.00; Treasurer/Collector, $31,066.00; Selectmen, 
$5,500.00; Assessors, $3,700.00; for the ensuing fiscal year and that $12,346,233.69 for 
Personal Services, Expenses and Capital Outlays, Interest, Maturing Debt and other charges 
for various departments for the ensuing year being recommended for all purposes, shown in 
Appendix A, pages 4 through 14 inclusive, of the Annual Town Meeting Warrant for April 
1, 1989, a copy of which Appendix is filed herewith and to meet the appropriation the 
following be transferred from Wadleigh Park Trust $420.00; Robert Charles Billings Trust 
$92.00; and Billings — Pratt Trust $78.00; Wheelwright $1,300.00; Income from Trust 
Funds — Cemeteries; Woodside $5,997.00; Beechwood $705.00; Perkins $345.00; and the 
balance as follows: from Water Revenue $800,764.33; and from taxation the sum of 
$11,634,826.36. 

SEE APPENDDC A 



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APPENDIX A 

Advisory Committee's Recommendations, Article 4 

Annual Town Meeting April 1, 1989 









Expended and 






Dept. 


Appropriated 


Encumbered 


Appropriated 


Recommended 


No. 


Appropriation Accounts 1 


Fiscal 1988 


Fiscal 1988 


Fiscal 1989 


Fiscal 1990 


GENERAL GOVERNMENT 










3 


Selectmen 












Personal Services 


$43,297.90 


$43,297.90 


$46,497.34 


$47,224.00 




General Expenses 


11,400.00 


11,400.00 


11,800.00 


10,725.00 




Capital Outlay 


5,800.00 


5,800.00 








Equipment Rental 


2,455.79 


2,442.79 


2,000.00 


4,050.00 




Collective Bargaining 


10,000.00 


6,231.10 


15,000.00 


7,500.00 


4 


Executive Secretary: 












Personal Services 


39,453.63 


38,930.50 


41,465.40 


44,625.00 




General Expenses 


1,015.00 


1,015.00 


1,015.00 


1,675.00 


5 


Parking Clerk: 












General Expenses 


1,500.00 


1,950.07 


1,750.00 


2,500.00 


9 


Moderator: 












Personal Services 


125.00 


125.00 


125.00 


1.00 


11 


Advisory Committee: 
Personal Services 


100.00 










General Expenses 


310.00 


270.00 


345.00 


345.00 


15 


Elections & Town Meeting: 










Personal Services 


17,004.25 


15,329.12 


16,308.74 


15,101.24 




General Expenses 


7,320.00 


6,987.99 


9,268.00 


4,230.00 




Capital Outlay 


165.00 


151.87 








Town Meeting Warrant 


6,553.20 


6,553.20 


4,027.75 


3,000.00 


19 


Town Reports: 












General Expenses 


6,175.00 


5,815.16 


7,075.00 


6,075.00 


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Town Accountant: 












Personal Services 


57,429.65 


51,222.15 


59,400.94 


61.916.32 




General Expenses 


3,509.00 


3,495.99 


3,529.00 


2,365.00 




Capital Outlay 


150.00 


99.82 








Central Computer 


20,131.00 


20,131.00 


25,766.00 


23,416.00 


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Assessors: 












Personal Services 


35,148.64 


33,109.68 


36,745.90 


38,721.79 




General Expenses 


24,487.15 


24,133.26 


23,672.66 


24,790.50 


35 


Treasurer-Collector: 












Personal Services 


71,412.44 


71,164.18 


77,805.10 


80,736.00 




General Expenses 


11,644.27 


11,640.36 


13,470.00 


14,503.00 




Capital Ouday 


390.00 


376.30 








Tax Liens/Foreclosures 


18,000.00 


5,669.18 


12,500.00 


8,000.00 




Banking Services 


4,862.00 


4,511.16 


4,862.00 


6,362.00 



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39 

45 

47 
61 

63 



65 



66 

71 



76 



91 



Town Clerk: 










Personal Services 


41,197.99 


41,030.07 


43,794.85 


44,142.00 


General Expenses 


1,470.00 


1,372.28 


3,168.00 


1,620.00 


Capital OuUay 


250.00 


250.00 


182.00 




Law: 










General Expenses 


12,000.00 


4,004.72 


12,000.00 


6,000.00 


Town Counsel 


75,000.00 


75,000.00 


75,000.00 


75,000.00 


Personnel Committee: 










General Expenses 


220.00 


163.77 


220.00 


220.00 


Zoning Board of Appeals 


: 








Personal Services 


2,168.90 


1,815.18 


69.17 




General Expenses 


2,680.00 


2,342.04 


3,280.00 


2,790.00 


Planning Board: 










Personal Services 


8,362.00 


8,359.75 


9,050.28 


9,498.00 


General Expenses 


3,829.73 


3,777.61 


2,660.00 


2,100.00 


Capital Outlay 


250.00 


250.00 


750.00 




Engineering Services 


21,495.58 


21,495.58 


10,000.00 


20,000.00 


Town Hall: 










Personal Services 


18,412.48 


18,412.48 


19,807.04 


21,338.00 


General Expenses 


11,830.00 


11,733.84 


14,980.00 


23,520.00 


Telephone Expense 








9,500.00 


Capital OuUay 








3,000.00 


Town Buildings: 










General Expenses 


4,145.00 


3,358.58 


2,775.00 


2,775.00 


Pensions: 










Norfolk County 










Retirement 


290,718.00 


285,922.00 


334,126.00 


390,927.00 


Non-Contributory 










Pensions 


3,800.00 


3,316.80 


3,800.00 


3,800.00 


Special Retirement Fund 


50,000.00 


50,000.00 






Insurance: 










General Expenses 


283,895.57 


283,425.57 


347,497.00 


350,705.00 


Group Insurance 


431,845.00 


431,845.00 


566,658.93 


671,500.00 


Unclassified: 










General Expenses 


2,117.50 


1,060.34 


1,190.00 


1,315.00 


Capital Ouday 


700.00 


700.00 






Stabilization Fund 


80,000.00 


80,000.00 






Unemployment 










Insurance 


15,274.22 


15,274.22 


6,000.00 


5,000.00 


Audit of Accounts 


4,500.00 


4,500.00 


15,400.00 


14,000.00 


So. Shore Coalition 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


2,000.00 


So. Shore/ 










Retarded Citizens 


2,500.00 


2,500.00 


2,500.00 


2,500.00 


TOTAL GENERAL 










GOVERNMENT 1 


1,769,500.89 


1,724,762.61 


1,890.337.10 


2,071,111.85 



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PUBLIC SAFETY 










101 


Police: 












Personal Services 


623,188.64 


623,095.38 


629,084.87 


683,051.60 




General Expenses 


54,425.00 


48,037.71 


54,425.00 


54,425.00 




Capital Outlay 


40,201.00 


35,520.00 


26,900.00 


49,945.00 


103 


Fire: 












Personal Services 


724,312.84 


731,287.12 


829,179.33 


876,613.00 




General Expenses 


40,572.00 


40,098.65 


46,886.00 


51,032.00 




Capital Outlay 


9,950.00 


9,922.82 


9,580.00 


3,000.00 




Fire & PoliceHeadqtrs 


. 16,950.00 


15,596.63 


16,950.00 


16,950.00 




Hydrant Services 


107,390.00 


105.842.72 


107,765.00 


110,390.00 




Out of State Travel 


300.00 




300.00 


300.00 


109 


Tree & Park: 












Personal Services 


82,628.64 


75,787.64 


87,158.79 


89,984.30 




General Expenses 


26,492.00 


26,425.88 


23,415.00 


23,415.00 




Capital Outlay 


17,650.00 


17,650.00 


5,855.00 


6,400.00 




Personal Services 












Trust Fund 


1,510.00 




1,740.00 


1,890.00 


111 


Harbor: 












Personal Services 


37,017.76 


37,009.32 


34,594.96 


36,400.00 




General Expenses 


6,860.00 


5,443.13 


11,085.00 


7,915.00 




Capital Outlay 


2,775.00 


1,675.00 


5,220.00 




112 


Shellfish Constable: 












Personal Services 


500.00 


500.00 


500.00 


500.00 




General Expenses 


220.00 




220.00 


220.00 


113 


Building Inspector: 












Personal Services 


45,208.24 


44,636.79 


53,755.32 


55,747.00 




General Expenses 


9,565.00 


9,561.83 


9,915.00 


9,965.00 




Capital Outlay 


600.00 


588.00 






119 


Sealer of Wieghts & Measures: 










Personal Services 


750.00 


750.00 


750.00 


750.00 




General Expenses 


350.00 


112.55 


200.00 


350.00 




Capital OuUay 






700.00 




121 


Wire: 












Personal Services 


73,913.28 


73,803.87 


79,712.04 


79,570.30 




General Expenses 


10,690.00 


10,429.95 


10,266.00 


10,991.00 




Capital Ouday 


1,760.00 


1,646.68 


1,780.00 


2,195.00 


131 


Civil Defense: 












Personal Services 


250.00 


250.00 


250.00 


250.00 




General Expenses 


105.00 




105.00 


105.00 


133 


Dog Control: 












Personal Services 


3,292.00 


3,292.00 


3,621.20 


4,164.38 




General Expenses 


2,328.00 


2,300.26 


3,300.00 


3,200.00 


TOTAL PUBLIC SAFETY 


1,941,754.40 


1,921,263.93 


2,055,213.51 


2,179,718.58 



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SCHOOLS 










200 Schools: 










1100 School Committee 


56,795.00 


34,264.72 


233,963.00 


52,239.00 


1200 Supt's Office 


83,550.00 


86,689.45 


91,225.00 


94,585.00 


1210 Asst. to the Supt. 


123,498.00 


149,769.40 


129,690.00 


132,067.00 


2100 Supervision 


36,287.00 


28,529.81 


29,346.00 


36,148.00 


2200 Principals 


284,552.00 


313,826.67 


320,583.00 


332,876.00 


2300 Teaching 2,849,383.00 


2,814,933.38 


2,839,660.00 


3,252,432.00 


2400 Textbooks 


23,614.00 


24,994.34 


24,917.00 


23,303.00 


2500 Library 


117,771.00 


118,013.29 


120,128.00 


145,526.00 


2600 Visual 


14,449.00 


10,873.56 


17,001.00 


15,324.00 


2700 Guidance 


173,551.00 


171,340.68 


183,669.00 


204,007.00 


3100 Attendance 


13,838.00 


14,282.60 


14,345.00 


14,345.00 


3200 Health 


43,617.00 


42,830.38 


44,723.00 


47,403.00 


3310 Operation of Buses 


92,574.00 


100,598.48 


103,340.00 


103,874.00 


3350 Maint. of Buses 


26,300.00 


30,364.98 


22,800.00 


25,066.00 


3370 Contracted Carriers 


22,500.00 


20,842.01 


22,860.00 


37,575.00 


3510 Athletics 


112,137.00 


114,328.12 


116,008.00 


128,319.00 


3520 Student Activities 


13,174.00 


12,678.16 


13,170.00 


11,985.00 


4110 Custodial 


251,130.13 


253,555.79 


263,310.00 


278,861.00 


4120 Heat 


62,200.00 


61,033.07 


62,200.00 


62,200.00 


4130 Utilities 


105,500.00 


93,973.74 


104,600.00 


105,600.00 


4210 Mainenance/Grounds 9,000.00 


8,766.05 


10,000.00 


11,000.00 


4220 Maint/Buildings 


80,476.88 


105,997.04 


76,131.00 


89,805.00 


4230 Equip./Maint./Rep. 


11,510.00 


9,407.37 


13,060.00 


11,899.00 


5200 Fixed Expenditures 


2,600.00 


2,600.00 


14,600.00 


8,600.00 


7200 Improv./Buildings 


1,500.00 


1,500.00 


1,700.00 


2,100.00 


7300 Acquisition/Equip. 


19,554.00 


18,024.89 


28,575.00 


34,105.00 


7400 Replacement/Equip 


1. 12,540.00 


10,821.17 


25,328.00 


19,776.00 


9100 Vocational Educ. 


4,244.00 








9300 Other Than Public 


149,090.00 


136,933.20 


186,074.00 


295,763.00 


TOTAL LOCAL 










SCHOOL 4,796,935.01 


4,791,772.35 


5,113,006.00 


5,576,783.00 


S.S./Regional School 










Assessment 


24,187.00 


23,326.00 


20,035.00 


32,164.00 


TOTAL SCHOOLS 4,821,122.01 


4,815,098.35 


5,133,041.00 


5,608,947.00 


raCHWAY 










300 Highway: 










Personal Services 


146,882.64 


144,819.93 


158,512.16 


154,085.99 


General Expenses 


69,707.00 


69,512.99 


69,707.00 


69,707.00 


Capital Ouday 


5,500.00 


5,415.00 


17,800.00 




Snow Removal 


45,000.00 


77,540.22 


45,000.00 


45,000.00 


Street Lighting 


44,000.00 


38,937.87 


44,000.00 


44,000.00 



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Garage Expenses 2,850.00 2,587.30 2,850.00 2,850.00 

Salt Shed 400.00 293.16 400.00 400.00 





TOTAL HIGHWAYS 












& STREETS 
ITATION 


314,339.64 


339,106.47 


338,269.16 


316,042.99 


SAN 










403 


Landfill: 












Personal Services 


49,550.84 


49,337.64 


51,104.64 


55,189.44 




General Expenses 


120,755.74 


120,754.07 


202,385.00 


217,860.00 




Capital Ouday 


4,796.00 


3,900.00 




17,169.95 




Lease/Purchase Equip. 


21,899.00 


21,898.56 


33,899.00 


18,009.70 




Recycling: 












Personal Services 


7,924.63 


7,855.33 


8,451.90 


6,634.13 




Recycling Expenses 


125.00 


125.00 


125.00 


5,800.00 




Engineering Services 


7,080.00 


6,382.50 


3,400.00 


2,100.00 


407 


Sewer: 












Personal Services 


15,650.92 


15,443.96 


9,736.12 


10,188.00 




General Expenses 


121,278,69 


118,946.46 


138,400.00 


146,908.00 




Capital Oudays 
TOTAL SANITATION 

lER ENVIRONMENTA 


8,400.00 


8,385.30 


1,900.00 


10,000.00 




357,460.82 


353.028.82 


449,401.66 


489,859.22 


OTF 


L 








481 


Historical Commission: 












General Expenses 


85.00 


13.69 


85.00 


85.00 


482 


Common Historical District: 










General Expenses 


85.00 




85.00 


85.00 


483 


Town Archivist: 












Personal Services 


250.00 


250.00 


250.00 


1,250.00 


487 


Conservation Commission: 










Personal Services 


8,610.00 


8,609.97 


9,327.00 


9,874.04 




General Expenses 


3,614.00 


3,613.99 


3,860.00 


3,860.00 




Capital Ouday 
TOTAL OTHER 


300.00 


300.00 


















ENVIRONMENTAL 


12,944.00 


12,787.65 


13,607.00 


15,154.04 



HUMAN SERVICES 

501 Board of Health: 

Personal Services 50,577.55 50,184.16 55,308.28 58,374.65 

General Expenses 54,117.24 49,907.42 45,000.00 42,830.00 

Capital Ouday 4,145.00 4,089.12 300.00 3,573.00 

503 Social Service League: 

General Expenses 11,110.00 11,109.96 12,745.00 21,629.00 

531 Council on Aging: 

Personal Services 18,578.42 18,577.37 20,424.81 21,439.60 



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General Expenses 6.205.00 6,127.12 8,939.04 7,665.00 

Capital Ouday 1,100.00 946.43 550.00 550.00 

Senior Center 3,900.00 3,900.00 4,700.00 5,500.00 

551 Veterans' Services: 

Personal Services 1,600.00 1,600.00 1,600.00 1,600.00 

General Expenses 10,200.00 3,558.88 10,200.00 5,200.00 

560 Fair Housing Committee: 

General Expenses 100.00 67.00 120.00 120.00 

571 Cemeteries: 

Personal Services 16,303.12 14,003.93 16,058.48 14,966.20 

General Expenses 1,220.00 1,210.06 1,335.00 1,335.00 
Capital Outlay 
Personal Services 

Trust Fund 6,122.00 6,122.00 5,100.00 7,047.00 

Central Cemetery 1,475.00 1,475.00 1,475.00 





TOTAL HUMAN 












SERVICES 
.JURE & RECREATIOl 


186,753.33 


172,878.45 


182,380.61 


193,304.65 


CUL 


>J 








601 


Library: 












Personal Services 


157,387.54 


154,697.66 


165,296.29 


163,705.93 




General Expenses 


57,861.00 


57,194.49 


60,718.00 


60,700.00 




Capital Outlay 


8,950.00 


8,950.00 






621 


Recreation: 












Personal Services 


47,694.50 


47,694.05 


57,987.70 


57,987.70 




General Expenses 


7,455.00 


7,243.68 


7,305.00 


6,375.00 


643 


Celebrations: 












General Expenses 


1,500.00 


1,500.00 


1,500.00 


1,500.00 


647 


Constitution Committee: 












General Expenses 
TOTAL CULTURE & 


250.00 


250.00 


50.00 


50.00 














RECREATION 
\T SERVICE 


281,098.04 


277,529.88 


292,856.99 


290,318.63 


DEI 










700 


Debt Service: 
Maturing Debt- 












Principal 


192,794.00 


192,794.00 


213,108.00 


249,857.87 




Interest 
TOTAL DEBT 


85,559.00 


55,172.20 


187,982.62 


229,448.53 














SERVICE 


278,353.00 


247,966.20 


401,090.62 


479,306.40 



WATER DEFT. — SELF SUPPORTING 

Personal Services 250,823.75 228,789.19 254,193.34 257,323.79 

General Expenses 137,950.00 136,939.49 156,155.00 157,709.00 



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Capital Outlay 
Norfolk Retirement 
System 

Insurance Expenses 
Group Insurance 
Maturing Debt. 
Interest 

Major Roof Repairs 
TOTAL WATER 
DEPARTMENT 
GRAND TOTAL 
BUDGET ARTICLE 

VOTED by a voice vote. 



14,525.00 11,452.49 



37,000.00 
49,028.00 
20,880.51 
99,000.00 
128,212.50 



37,000.00 
49,028.00 
20,865.05 
99,000.00 
128,212.50 



2,300.00 

42,524.00 
42,543.00 
27,810.96 
114,500.00 
123,727.50 
62,000.00 



16,000.00 

49,753.00 

42,543.00 

38,286.04 

114,500.00 

123,989.50 



737,024.99 711,286.72 825,753.80 800,764.33 



10,700,351.12 10,575,709.08 11,581,951.45 12,444,527.69 



ARTICLE 5. To hear and act upon the report and recommendations of the Personnel 
Committee, and to see if the Town will vote to amend its Personnel Classification Bylaw 
Schedule by adopting or amending as heretofore adopted and to raise and appropriate a sum 
of money necessary to pay the increases in compensation according to any amendments to 
the Personnel Classification Bylaw Schedule for the ensuing fiscal year; or act on anything 
relating thereto. 

SALARY & RATE SCHEDULES — FISCAL 1990 

MOVED: That the report and recommendation of the Personnel Committee with 
respect to amending the Personnel Classification Bylaw Schedule be and hereby is amended 
as heretofore adopted; and that the sum of Twelve Thousand One Hundred Ninety-Eight and 
27/100 (12,198.27) Dollars be appropriated from Water Department Revenue and the 
balance of Fifty Thousand Sixty-Two and 67/100 Dollars ($50,062.67) as raised and 
appropriated by taxation to pay the increase set forth in the amended schedule for the ensuing 
fiscal period and these amounts are to be credited to the personal services and expense 
appropriation accounts effected in accordance with the attached schedule. 
SALARY & RATE SCHEDULES — FISCAL 1990 

SCHEDULE 1 

COMPENSATION PLAN 

TOWN OF COHASSET 

FISCAL 1990 

STEP RATES 

Pay Grade 



B 



e 


Min 


1st 


2nd 


3rd 


4th 


5th 


6th 


Hourly 


6.05 


6.39 


6.76 


7.12 


7.48 


7.85 


8.22 


35Hrs. 


211.75 


223.65 


236.60 


249.20 


261.80 


274.75 


287.70 


40Hrs. 


242.00 


255.60 


270.40 


284.80 


299.20 


314.00 


328.80 


Hourly 


6.52 


6.91 


7.31 


7.70 


8.10 


8.46 


8.86 


35Hrs. 


228.20 


241.85 


255.85 


269.50 


283.50 


296.10 


310.10 


40 Mrs. 


260.80 


276.40 


292.40 


308.00 


324.00 


338.40 


354.40 


Hourly 


7.05 


7.47 


7.89 


8.31 


8.72 


9.15 


9.59 



30 



D 



H 



K 



M 



N 



35Hrs. 


246.75 


261.45 


276.15 


290.85 


305.20 


320.25 


335.65 


40Hrs. 


282.00 


298.80 


315.60 


332.40 


348.80 


366.00 


383.60 


Hourly 


7.61 


8.06 


8.53 


8.98 


9.43 


9.89 


10.36 


35Hrs. 


266.35 


282.10 


298.55 


314.30 


330.05 


346.15 


362.60 


40Hrs. 


304.40 


322.40 


341.20 


359.20 


377.20 


395.60 


414.40 


Hourly 


8.22 


8.70 


9.21 


9.69 


10.19 


10.69 


11.18 


35Hrs. 


287.70 


304.50 


322.35 


339.15 


356.65 


374.15 


391.30 


40Hrs. 


328.80 


348.00 


368.40 


387.60 


407.60 


427.60 


447.20 


Hourly 


8.87 


9.39 


9.93 


10.45 


10.96 


11.53 


12.06 


35Hrs. 


310.45 


328.65 


347.55 


365.75 


383.60 


403.55 


422.10 


40Hrs. 


354.80 


375.60 


397.20 


418.00 


438.40 


461.20 


482.40 


Hourly 


9.58 


10.15 


10.72 


11.30 


11.88 


12.45 


13.02 


35Hrs. 


335.30 


355.25 


375.20 


395.50 


415.80 


435.75 


455.70 


40Hrs. 


383.20 


406.00 


428.80 


452.00 


475.20 


498.00 


520.80 


Hourly 


10.34 


10.95 


11.58 


12.21 


12.84 


13.44 


14.07 


35Hrs. 


361.90 


383.25 


405.30 


427.35 


449.40 


470.40 


492.45 


40Hrs. 


413.60 


438.00 


463.20 


488.40 


513.60 


537.60 


562.80 


Hourly 


11.16 


11.83 


12.51 


13.19 


13.85 


14.52 


15.19 


35Hrs. 


390.60 


414.05 


437.85 


461.65 


484.75 


508.20 


531.65 


40Hrs. 


446.40 


473.20 


500.40 


527.60 


554.00 


580.80 


607.60 


Hourly 


12.45 


12.78 


13.49 


14.22 


14.94 


15.69 


16.42 


35Hrs. 


435.75 


447.30 


472.15 


497.70 


522.90 


549.15 


574.70 


40Hrs. 


498.00 


511.20 


539.60 


568.80 


597.60 


627.60 


656.80 


Hourly 


13.03 


13.81 


14.58 


15.38 


16.15 


16.94 


17.72 


35Hrs. 


456.05 


483.35 


510.30 


538.30 


565.25 


592.90 


620.20 


40Hrs. 


521.20 


552.40 


583.20 


615.20 


646.00 


677.60 


708.80 


Hourly 


14.08 


14.93 


15.77 


16.62 


17.47 


18.31 


19.14 


35Hrs. 


492.80 


522.55 


551.95 


581.70 


611.45 


640.85 


669.90 


40Hrs. 


563.20 


597.20 


630.80 


664.80 


698.80 


732.40 


765.60 


Hourly 


15.19 


16.12 


17.01 


17.93 


18.85 


19.77 


20.69 


35Hrs. 


531.65 


564.20 


595.35 


627.55 


659.75 


691.95 


724.15 


40Hrs. 


607.60 


644.80 


680.40 


717.20 


754.00 


790.80 


827.60 


Hourly 


16.08 


17.39 


18.38 


19.36 


20.34 


21.34 


22.32 


35Hrs. 


562.80 


608.65 


643.30 


677.60 


711.90 


746.90 


781.20 


40Hrs. 


643.20 


695.60 


735.20 


774.40 


813.60 


853.60 


892.80 


Hourly 


17.72 


18.80 


19.86 


20.93 


22.00 


23.06 


24.12 


35Hrs. 


620.20 


658.00 


695.10 


732.55 


770.00 


807.10 


844.20 


40Hrs. 


708.80 


752.00 


794.40 


837.20 


880.00 


922.40 


964.80 



31 



LIST OF DEPARTMENTS 



Department 


Pay 


Position Schedule Hours 




Group 


Authorized 




Town Accountant 


Contract 


1 




Ass't Accountant 


E 


1 1 


35 


Accounting Clerk 


D 


1 1 


20 


Assessors, Board of 








Admin. Ass't 


F 


1 1 


35 


Senior Clerk 


D 


1 1 


35 


Build. Insp. & Zoning Officer 


K 


1 1 




Senior Clerk 


D 


1 ] 


35 


Clerk, Town 








Ass't Town Clerk 


E 


1 1 


35 


Clerk/Typist 


B 


1 1 


25 


Conservation 








Secretary 


E 


1 1 


20 


Council on Aging Dir. 


H 


1 ] 




Custodian, Town Hall 


D 


1 1 


40 


Fire 








Fire Chief 


Contract 






Captain 


FS-11 


4 t 


) 42 


Private 


FS-9 


20 ! 


> 42 


Senior Clerk 


D 


1 ] 


[ 20 


Harbor 








Harbormaster 


I 


1 ] 


I 40 


Health, Board of 








Health Agent 


L 


1 1 




Admin. Sec. 


F 


1 ] 


I 40 


Heavy Equip. Operator 


F 


1 1 


I 40 


Landfill Supervisor 


G 


1 ] 


I 40 


Recycling Monitor 


B 


1 


I 10 


Recycling Monitor 


B 


1 


I 9 1/2 


Highway 








Working Foreman 


H 


1 


I 40 


Heavy Equip. Operator 


F 


2 


I 40 


Truck Driver/Utility Worker 


D 


2 


I 40 


Library 








Chief Librarian 


M 


1 




Staff Librarian 


I 


1 




Staff Librarian 


I 


2 


I 22. 23 


Library Ass't 


G 


1 


1 22 


Senior Clerk 


D 


2 


1 35 


Custodian 


D 


1 


I 17 


Planning Board 









32 



Secretary 


E 


Police 




Police Chief 


Contract 


Sergeant 


PS- 11 


Patrolman 


PS-9 


Senior Clerk 


D 


Recreation 




Director 


J 


Selectmen, Board of 




Executive Secretary 


Contract 


Admin. Coordinator 


G 


Secy/Receptionist 


D 


Sewer 




Superintendent 


L 


Secretary 


E 


Utility Worker 


C 


Operator 


F 


Treasurer-Collector 




Ass*t Town Treasurer 


E 


Assistant Collector 


F 


Accounting Clerk 


D 


Tree & Park 




Superintendent 


J 


Tree Climber 


F 


Skilled Utility Worker 


D 


Skilled Utility Worker-Cemetery D 


Water 




Superintendent 


N 


Water Supervisor 


K 


Plant Foreman 


H 


Water Plant Operator/Lab Dir 


F 


Heavy Equipment Operator 


F 


Secy ./Acc't Clerk 


E 


Water Plant Operator 


E 


Water Service Worker 


E 


Clerk 


B 


Wire 




Superintendent 


K 


Electrician/Inspector 


H 


Zoning Board of Appeals 




Secretary 


E 



4 
12 



20 



37 1/2 

37 1/2 

20 



40 
35 

40 
20 

25-40 
40 

35 
35 
20 

40 
40 
40 
40 



40 
40 
40 
35 
40 
40 
20 

40 
40 



SCHEDULE NO. 2 (Part-Time Positions) 



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ANNUAL 
Veteran's Agent $1,600. 

Member, Board of Registrars 326. 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 750. 

Director of Civil Defense 200. 

Shellfish Constable 500. 

Dog Officer 4,164. 

HOURLY 

North Cohasset & Beechwood Cemeteries 5.50 

Assistant Harbor Master 6.50 

Night Patrol — Harbor 5.50 
Casual Labor 

1st Step 5.50 

2nd Step 5.80 

Max Step 6.10 

Skilled Casual Labor 6.50 

Election Officers 5.00 

Election Clerk 5.50 

Election Warden 6.00 

Summer Patrolman 6.50 
Matron, Police 

1st Step 6.70 

2nd Step 7.10 

Max. Step 7.50 

Deputy Building Inspector/Zoning Officer Pay Group H-1 

Recreation Dept. Clerk 

1st Step 4.00 

2nd Step 4.25 

Max. Step 4.50 
Library Pages 

1st Step 3.55 

2nd Step 3.75 

Max. Step 3.95 

Recording Secretary/Board of Selectmen 7.50 

SCHEDULE NO. 3 (Part-time Positions) 

Constable — per notice 1 5 .00 
SCHEDULE NO. 4 (Informational Only) 

ANNUAL 
Police Department — (Per Collective Bargaining Agreement) 
SCHEDULE NO. 5 (Informational Only) 

ANNUAL 
Fire Department — (Per Collective Bargaining Agreement) 
EXEMPT POSITIONS (According to Fair Labor Standards Act) 



34 



Building Inspector 


Coun( 


:il on Aging Director 


Health Agent 




Librarian, Chief 


Librarian, Staff 




Recreation Director 


Water Plant Superintendent 


Water Supervisor 




COST OF AMENDMENTS TO PER 






IN ACCORDANCE ' 


Department 


Personal Services 


3 




Selectmen's Office 


4 




Executive Secretary 


15 




Election and Town Meetings 


25 




Town Accountant 


29 




Assessors 


35 




Treasurer-Collector's Office 


39 




Town Clerk 


65 




Town Hall 


101 




Police — Clerical 


103 




Fire — Clerical 


109 




Tree and Park 


111 




Harbor 


113 




Building Inspector's Office 


121 




Wire Department 


300 




Highway 


403 




Landfill 


403 




Landfill — Recycling 


407 




Sewer 


487 




Conservation 


501 




Board of Health 


531 




Council on Aging 


571 




Cemeteries 


601 




Library 


621 




Recreation 



% Increase 

2,084.70 

2,231.25 

451.71 

3,095.75 

1,734.32 

2,461.08 

881.80 

1,054.80 

450.24 

443.80 

3,901.00 

1,179.20 

2,748.65 

3,593.88 

5,444.33 

2,732.44 

333.05 

509.60 

489.56 

2,906.50 

1,069.25 

1,007.36 

7,636.00 

1,622.40 

50,062.67 

1 Water (From Water Revenue) 12,198.27 

Grand Total $62,260.94 

Amendment to Article 5 by Clifford Mitman, Jr. 

MOVED: That the main motion under Article 5 be amended by striking the sums set 
forth below under the heading "Sums Deleted" and substituting in their place the sums set 
opposite the sums so deleted under the heading "Amended Sums." 



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Sums Deleted Amended Sums 

$12,198.27 $14,693.33 

$50,062.67 $60,132.58 

so that the main motion reads as follows: 

MOVED: That the report and recommendation of the Personnel Committee with 
respect to amending the Personnel Classification Bylaw Schedule be and hereby is amended 
as heretofore adopted; and that the sum of Fourteen Thousand Six Hundred Ninety Three and 
33/100 Dollars ($14,693.33) be appropriated from Water Department Revenue and the 
balance of Sixty Thousand One Hundred Thirty Two and 58/100 Dollars ($60,132.58) as 
raised and appropriated by taxation to pay the increase set forth in the amended schedule for 
the ensuing fiscal period and these amounts are to be credited to the personal service and 
expense appropriation accounts effected in accordance with the attached schedule. 
COST OF AMENDMENTS TO PERSONNEL COMMITTEE BY-LAW 
IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 5 

% Increase 

2,486.20 

2,677.50 

542.71 

3,719.17 

2,080.12 

2,959.31 

1,045.60 

1,272.40 

534.96 

528.28 

4,707.85 

1,425.20 

3,301.72 

4,308.10 

6,564.92 

3,287.64 

395.18 

603.20 

583.16 

3,496.35 

1,287.65 

1,215.36 

9,154.80 

1,955.20 



Department 


Personal Services 


3 


Selectmen's Office 


4 


Executive Secretary 


15 


Election and Town Meetings 


25 


Town Accountant 


29 


Assessors 


35 


Treasurer — Collector's Office 


39 


Town Clerk 


65 


Town Hall 


101 


Police — Clerical 


103 


Fire — Clerical 


109 


Tree and Park 


111 


Harbor 


113 


Building Inspector's Office 


121 


Wire Department 


300 


Highway 


403 


Landfill 


403 


Landfill — Recycling 


407 


Sewer 


487 


Conservation 


501 


Board of Health 


531 


Council on Aging 


571 


Cemeteries 


601 


Library 


621 


Recreation 



60,132.58 
Water (From Water Revenue) 14,693.33 

Grand Total $74,825.91 



36 



SALARY & RATE SCHEDULES— FISCAL 1990 









SCHEDULE 1 














COMPENSATION PLAN 














TOWN OF COHASSET 














FISCAL 199C 


1 














STEP RATES 








PAY GRADE 


Min 


1st 


2nd 


3rd 


4th 


5th 


6th 


A 


Hourly 


6.11 


6.46 


6.83 


7.19 


7.55 


7.93 


8.30 




35Hrs. 


213.85 


226.10 


239.05 


251.65 


264.25 


277.55 


290.50 




40Hrs. 


244.40 


258.40 


273.20 


287.60 


302.00 


317.20 


332.00 


B 


Hourly 


6.58 


6.97 


7.38 


7.77 


8.17 


8.54 


8.95 




35Hrs. 


230.30 


243.95 


258.30 


271.95 


285.95 


298.90 


313.25 




40Hrs. 


263.20 


278.80 


295.20 


310.80 


326.80 


341.60 


358.00 


C 


Hourly 


7.11 


7.54 


7.96 


8.38 


8.80 


9.23 


9.68 




35Hrs. 


248.85 


263.90 


278.60 


293.30 


308.00 


323.05 


338.80 




40Hrs. 


284.40 


301.60 


318.40 


335.20 


352.00 


369.20 


387.20 


D 


Hourly 


7.69 


8.14 


8.61 


9.06 


9.52 


9.99 


10.46 




35Hrs. 


269.15 


284.90 


301.35 


317.10 


333.20 


349.65 


366.10 




40Hrs. 


307.60 


325.60 


344.40 


362.40 


380.80 


399.60 


418.40 


E 


Hourly 


8.30 


8.79 


9.30 


9.78 


10.28 


10.79 


11.29 




35Hrs. 


290.50 


307.65 


325.50 


342.30 


359.80 


377.65 


395.15 




40Hrs. 


332.00 


351.60 


372.00 


391.20 


411.20 


431.60 


451.60 


F 


Hourly 


8.96 


9.48 


10.03 


10.55 


11.07 


11.64 


12.18 




35Hrs. 


313.60 


331.80 


351.05 


369.25 


387.45 


407.40 


426.30 




40Hrs. 


358.40 


379.20 


401.20 


422.00 


442.00 


465.60 


487.20 


G 


Hourly 


9.67 


10.25 


10.82 


11.41 


11.99 


12.57 


13.14 




35Hrs. 


338.45 


358.75 


378.70 


399.35 


419.65 


439.95 


459.90 




40Hrs. 


386.80 


410.00 


432.80 


456.40 


479.60 


502.80 


525.60 


H 


Hourly 


10.44 


11.06 


11.69 


12.33 


12.96 


13.57 


14.20 




35Hrs. 


365.40 


387.10 


409.15 


431.55 


453.60 


474.95 


497.00 




40Hrs. 


417.60 


442.40 


467.60 


493.20 


518.40 


542.80 


568.00 


I 


Hourly 


11.27 


11.95 


12.62 


13.31 


13.98 


14.66 


15.34 




35Hrs. 


394.45 


418.25 


441.70 


465.85 


489.30 


513.10 


536.90 




40Hrs. 


450.80 


478.00 


504.80 


532.40 


559.20 


586.40 


613.60 


J 


Hourly 


12.57 


12.90 


13.62 


14.35 


15.08 


15.84 


16.58 




35Hrs. 


439.95 


451.50 


476.70 


502.25 


527.80 


554.40 


580.30 




40Hrs. 


502.80 


516.00 


544.80 


574.00 


603.20 


633.60 


663.20 


K 


Hourly 


13.15 


13.94 


14.72 


15.53 


16.30 


17.10 


17.89 




35Hrs. 


460.25 


487.90 


515.20 


543.55 


570.50 


598.50 


626.15 




40Hrs. 


526.00 


557.60 


588.80 


621.20 


652.00 


684.00 


715.60 


L 


Hourly 


14.21 


15.07 


15.92 


16.78 


17.64 


18.49 


19.32 




35Hrs. 


497.35 


527.45 


557.20 


587.30 


617.40 


647.15 


676.20 




40Hrs. 


568.40 


602.80 


636.80 


671.20 


705.60 


739.60 


772.80 


M 


Hourly 


15.34 


16.27 


17.17 


18.10 


19.03 


19.96 


20.88 



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35Hrs. 


536.90 


569.45 


600.95 


633.50 


666.05 


698.60 


730.80 


40Hrs. 


613.60 


650.80 


686.80 


724.00 


761.20 


798.40 


835.20 


Hourly 


16.23 


17.55 


18.55 


19.55 


20.53 


21.54 


22.54 


35HTS. 


568.05 


614.25 


649.25 


684.25 


718.55 


753.90 


788.90 


40Hrs. 


649.20 


702.00 


742.00 


782.00 


821.20 


861.60 


901.60 


Hourly 


17.89 


18.97 


20.04 


21.13 


22.21 


23.28 


24.35 


35Hrs. 


626.15 


663.95 


701.40 


739.55 


777.35 


814.80 


852.25 


40Hrs. 


715.60 


758.80 


801.60 


845.20 


888.40 


931.20 


974.00 


Amendment to Article 5. 














VOTED: Amendment adopted by 


a voice vote. 








Main motion 


as amendec 


I. 












VOTED: Main motion as amended is adopted by a voice vote. 







ARTICLE 6. To hear and act upon the report and recommendations of the Selectmen 
with respect to the salaries of Elected Town Officials and to see if the Town will vote to accept 
the recommendations by recommending and adopting or amending and adopting the 
Schedule heretofore accepted and adopted and to raise and appropriate a sum of money 
necessary to pay for the increases in the salaries of the Treasurer/Collector, the Town Clerk, 
and Highway Surveyor for the ensuing fiscal year; or act on anything relating thereto. 
SALARY SCHEDULE ELECTED OFFICIALS 

(FOR INFORMATION ONLY 
NOT SUBJECT TO COMPENSATION PLAN) 

Annual Rates 



Job Title 


Fiscal 1990 


Town Clerk 


$29,730.00 


Clerk, Board of Registrars 


329.00 


Treasurer-Collector 


32.930.00 


Highway Surveyor 


32,930.00 


Moderator 


1.00 


Board of Selectmen 




Chairman 


1,500.00 


Members (4) at $1,000.00 


4,000.00 


Board of Assessors 




Chairman 


1,300.00 


Members (2) at $1,200.00 


2,400.00 




$105,120.00 


SCHEDULE 2 




COSTS OF INCREASE IN ANNUAL RATES 




OF ELECTED OFFICIALS 




Department Elected Officials-Personal Services 




35 Treasurer-Collector Salary 


1,864.00 


39 Town Clerk 


3,098.00 


300 Highway Surveyor 


1,864.00 



$6,826.00 



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MOVED: That the report and recommendation of the Board of Selectmen be and 
hereby is accepted and the following Salary Schedule for Town-elected officials be, and 
hereby is, adjusted, accepted and substituted for the schedule heretofore adjusted and that the 
sum of Six Thousand Eight Hundred Twenty Six and 00/100 Dollars ($6,826.00) be and 
hereby is raised and appropriated by taxation to pay for the increase of salaries of the Town 
Clerk, Treasurer/Collector and Highway surveyor as set forth in the substitute schedule for 
the ensuing fiscal year, and this amount is to be credited to the Salary Appropriation Accounts 
effected in accordance with the attached schedule. 

SALARY SCHEDULE ELECTED OFFICIALS 

(FOR INFORMATION ONLY 
NOT SUBJECT TO COMPENSATION PLAN) 

Annual Rates 
Job Title Fiscal 1990 

Town Clerk $29,730.00 

Clerk, Board of Registrars 329.00 

Treasurer-Collector 32,930.00 

Highway Surveyor 32,930.00 

Moderator 1.00 

Board of Selectmen 

Chairman 1,500.00 

Members (4) at $ 1 ,000.00 4,000.00 

Board of Assessors 

Chairman 1,300.00 

Members (2) at $ 1 ,200.00 2,400.00 

$105,120.00 
Amendment to the main mottion By Jane Goedecke. 

MOVED. That the main motion under Article 6 be amended by striking the sum Six 
Thousand Eight Hundred Twenty-Six and 00/100 Dollars ($6,826.00) and substituting in its 
place the sum Four Thousand Four Hundred Thirty Eight and 00/100 Dollars ($4,438.00) 
according to the following schedule. 

SALARY SCHEDULE ELECTED OFFICIALS 
(for information only — not subject to compensation plan) 

Annual Rates 
Job Title Fiscal 1990 

Town Clerk $27,964.00 

Clerk, Board of Registrars 329.00 

Treasurer/Collector 32,619.00 

Highway Surveyor 32,619.00 

Moderator 1.00 

Board of Selectmen 

Chairman 1,500.00 

Members (4) at $ 1 ,000.00 4,000.00 

Board of Assessors 

Chairman 1,300.00 



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Members (2) at $ 1 ,200 2,400.00 







$102,732.00 


Department 


Elected Officials-Personal Services 




35 


Treasurer-Collector Salary 


1,553.00 


39 


Town Clerk 


1,332.00 


300 


Highway Surveyor 


1,553.00 



$4,438.00 

Amendment is defeated by a voice vote. 

VOTED: Main motion under Article 6 is adopted by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 7. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate or transfer from available 
funds a sum of money for the purpose of a Reserve Fund; or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That the sum of One Hundred Fifty Thousand and 00/100 Dollars 
($150,000.00) be raised and appropriated by taxation for the purpose of a Reserve Fund. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 8. To see if the Town will assume liability in the manner provided in 
Section 29 of Chapter 91 of the Massachusetts General Laws for all damages that my be 
incurred by work to be performed by the Department of Public Works of the Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts for the improvements, development, maintenance and protection of tidal 
and non-tidal rivers and streams, harbors, tidewaters, and foreshores along public beaches, 
in accordance with Section 11 of Chapter 91 of the Massachusetts General Laws, and 
authorize the Selectmen to execute a bond of indemnity therefor to the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts; or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That the Town assume liability in the manner provided in Section 29 of 
Chapter 9 1 of the Massachusetts General Laws for all damages that may be incurred by work 
to be performed by the Department of Public Works of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
for the improvements, development, maintenance and protection of tidal and non-tidal rivers 
and streams, harbors, tidewaters, and foreshores along public beaches, in accordance with 
Section 1 1 of Chapter 91 of the Massachusetts General Laws, and authorize the Selectmen 
to execute a bond of indemnity therefor to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

VOTED unanimously be a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 9. To see if the Town will authorize the Town Treasurer, with the approval 
of the Selectmen, to borrow money from time to time in anticipation of the Revenue of the 
fiscal year beginning July 1, 1989, in accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts 
General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 4 and to issue a note or notes therefor payable within one 
year, and to renew any note or notes as may be given for any period less than one year in 
accordance with Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 17; or act on anything 
relating thereto. 

MOVED: That the Town Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, be authorized 
to borrow money from time to time in anticipation of the Revenue for the fiscal year beginning 
July 1, 1989, in accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 44, 
Section 4 and to issue a note or notes therefor payable within one year, and to renew any note 
or notes as may be given for a period less than one year in accordance with Massachusetts 
General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 17. 



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VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 10. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate or o-ansfer from available 
funds a sum of money for the purpose of maintaining during the ensuing fiscal year the 
mosquito control works and improvements of low lands and swamps as estimated and 
certified by the State Reclamation Board in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 112 
of the Acts of 1933; or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That the Town raise and appropriate by taxation the sum of Two Thousand 
and 00/100 Dollars ($2,000.00) for the purpose of maintaining during the ensuing fiscal year 
the mosquito control works and improvements of low lands and swamps as estimated and 
certified by the State Reclamation Board. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 11. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to 
accept or to enter into a contract for the expenditure of any funds allotted or to be allotted by 
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and/or Norfolk County for the construction, recon- 
struction, and improvements of Town roads; or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That the Board of Selectmen be authorized to accept or to enter into a 
contract for the expenditure of any funds allotted or to be allotted by the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts and/or Norfolk County for the construction, reconstruction, and improve- 
ments of Town Roads. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 12. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate the sum of Twenty-two 
Thousand Six Hundred Twenty-five and no/100 ($22,625.00) Dollars for the resurfacing 
with bituminous concrete certain streets in the Town, including any work relating thereto; and 
to meet the appropriation, the Treasurer with the approval of the Board of Selectmen be 
authorized to borrow the sum of Twenty-two Thousand Six Hundred Twenty-five and no/1 00 
($22,625.00) Dollars in accordance with Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 44, Section 
6A which sums represent state funds allocated in accordance with Chapter 199 of the Acts 
of the Massachusetts Legislature, 1987 Special Session and Massachusetts General Laws, 
Chapter 90, Section 34, Clause 2 (a); or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That the Town raise and appropriate the sum of Twenty-Two Thousand Six 
Hundred Twenty-Five and 00/100 Dollars ($22,625.00) for the resurfacing with bituminous 
concrete certain streets in the Town, including any work relating thereto; and to meet the 
appropriation, the Treasurer with the approval of the Board of Selectmen be authorized to 
borrow the sum of Twenty-Two Thousand Six Hundred Twenty-Five and 00/100 Dollars 
($22,625.00) in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 6A 
which sums represent state funds allocated in accordance with Chapter 199 of the acts of the 
Massachusetts Legislature, 1987 Special Session and Massachusett General Laws, Chapter 
90, section 34, Clause 2 (a). 

A 2/3 vote is required. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 13. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate the sum of Forty-four 
Thousand Seven Hundred Sixty-three and no/100 ($44,763.00) Dollars for resurfacing with 
bituminous concrete certain streets in the Town, including any other work relating thereto; 
and to meet the appropriation, the Treasurer with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, be 



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authorized to borrow Forty-four Thousand Seven Hundred Sixty-three and no/100 
($44,763.00) Dollars in accordance with Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 90, Section 
34, clause 2(a) which sum represents State Funds allocated in accordance with Chapter 15 
of the Acts of the Massachusetts Legislature, 1988 Regular Session; or act on anything 
relating thereto. 

MOVED: that the Town raise and appropriate the sum of Forty-four Thousand Seven 
Hundred Sixty-Three and 00/100 dollars ($44,763.00) for resurfacing with bituminous 
concrete certain street in the Town, including any other work relating thereto; and to meet the 
appropriation, the Treasurer with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, be authorized to 
borrow Forty-Four Thousand Seven Hundred Sixty-Three and 00/100 Dollars ($44,763.00) 
in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 90, Section 344, Clause 2(a) which 
sum represents State funds allocated in accordance with Chapter 15 of the Acts of the 
Massachusetts Legislature, 1988 Regular session. 
A 2/3 vote is required. 
VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

MOVED, that Articles 14 through 69 of the Warrant for the 1989 Annual Town 
Meeting be considered and acted upon on the basis of random selection, except that certain 
articles within categories of articles listed below be considered and acted upon consecutively 
once an article in that category has been selected: 
Category 

Revolving Accounts 

Zoning 16, 26, 31, 32, 34 

Harbor Department 
Sewer 

provided, however, in the event an article is selected which is dependent upon or 
contingent upon an article which is yet to be selected and acted upon, the dependent or 
contingent article shall be brought forward prior to the article so selected. In the event of a 
dispute as to whether or not a particular article is contingent or dependent upon an article not 
yet selected, the decision of the Moderator shall prevail. 
VOTED by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 43. To see if the Town will vote to amend ARTICLE XIII — HAZARD- 
OUS MATERIALS of the General Bylaw by deleting Sections 3(c), (d), (e), (f), and (g) and 
4 and substituting in their place and stead the following Sections 3(c), (d), (e), (f), and (g) and 
4: 
"(c) Aboveground Storage 

(i) Waste containing hazardous materials shall be held on the premises in product- 

tight containers for removal by a licensed carrier and for disposal in accordance 
with Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 21C. 
(ii) Aboveground containers of hazardous materials stored by anyone registered in 

accordance with Section 3(a) (i) and (ii) shall be stored on a surface impervious 
to the material being stored. The storage area shall be enclosed by a dyke or 
impermeable construction, with provisions for rainwater shelter or removal. The 
volume of the area enclosed by the dyke shall be equal to or greater than one 
hundred twenty (120%) percent of the capacity of the containers within the dyke. 



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Article Numbers 


46. 


66 




16. 


26, 


31. 32. 


21. 


22, 


23, 54 


29, 


30, 


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(d) Existing Underground Storage Tanks 

Owners of every underground hazardous materials storage facility installed prior to the 
effective date of this Bylaw, July 1, 1986, shall provide the Board of Health the following 
information: 

(i) Name, address and telephone number (day and night) of the owner; 

(ii) Name, address and telephone number (day and night) of the operator; 
(iii) The number of tanks on the property and the capacity and contents of each tank; 

(iv) Evidence of the date of purchase and installation of each tank, including license 

and Fire Deparunent permit, if any; 
(v) Sketch maps showing the location of all tanks on the property. 

(e) New or Replacement Underground Tanks 

The following provisions apply to new or replacement tanks. 

(i) All new and replacement hazardous material storage tanks shall be designed and 
constructed to minimize the risk of corrosion and leakage, and shall comply with 
the provisions of 527 CMR 9.00 Board of Fire Prevention Regulations for Tanks 
and Containers 

(ii) The Board of Health, or if having jurisdiction, the Fire Chief, may prohibit 

placement or replacement of a hazardous material storage tank or approve it 
subject to conditions if a determination is made that placement or replacement 
constitutes a danger to a public or private water supply, by reason of its proximity 
to any public or private well, groundwater supply, groundwater recharge area, or 
body of service water or for any other reason. 

(f) Testing and Defects 

(i) All hazardous materials storage tanks shall be subject to tests conducted at the 

owner's expense and installation ten (10) years after installation, fifteen (15) 
years after installation and annually thereafter. The test shall be one approved by 
the Health Agent, shall meet National Fire Prevention Association Pamphlet 329 
criteria for a better than 0.05 gallons per hour accuracy, and shall comply with 
527 CMR 9.00 as amended. 

(ii) Owners of hazardous materials storage tanks for which evidence of installation 

date is not available shall, at the order of the Health Agent, have such systems 
tested annually in accordance with Section 5 (0 (i). 
(iii) If the Health Agent determines that the tank is not product-tight, it shall be 

disposed of under his direction or if involving flammable liquids, under the 
direction of the Fire Chief, 
(iv) All leaking tanks must be emptied by the owner or operator within twelve (12) 

hours of a leak detection and removed by the owner or operator in a period of time 
not longer than that determined by the Health Agent, or, if having jurisdiction the 
Fire Chief. Repair of known leaking tanks shall not be permitted. 

(g) Abandonment of Tanks 

(i) Except as provided in Section 3 (g) (ii) below, no hazardous material storage tank 

may be abandoned in place. Above ground tanks shall be disposed of after being 
emptied of all product. 



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Any hazardous material storage tank out of service for a period in excess of six (6) 
months shall be considered abandoned. Any tank taken out of service (even temporarily) shall 
be emptied of all hazardous materials. The product and tank shall be disposed of at the 
owner* s expense as directed by the official directing removal. 

(ii) If the owner of a tank used for storage of non-flammable materials, which is 
located under a building and which cannot be removed from the ground without 
first removing the building, decides to abandon it the owner shall promptly notify 
the Fire Chief and the Board of Health of this decision and, subject to the 
directions of the Board of Health, have all the hazardous materials removed from 
the tank and the tank filled with sand or other inert material, prescribed by the 
Board of Health, 
(iii) The owner of a tank which will be out of service for less than six (6) months shall 

promptly give notice of the decision to the board of Health, and, where the tank 
is subsurface, the materials remaining shall be removed from the tank and 
disposed of as directed and the tank filled with water or an inert gas, as directed. 
Section 4. Water Resource District 
9A) New Tanks 

As of July 1 , 1986, new installation of tanks for the underground storage of hazardous 
materials and flammable liquids is prohibited. 

(b) Replacement Tanks 

(i) Replacement Tanks for underground storage must not be of greater storage 
capacity than the tanks they replaced. 

(ii) Replacement Tanks shall have complete secondary containment including 

piping with overfill detection, monitoring devices and alarms as designed and 
certified by a registered professional engineer, such installation shall be annually 
certified as operational to the satisfaction of the Board of Health. 

(c) Herbicides and Pesticides 

Notice of planned routine application of herbicides or pesticides by the Town of 
Cohasset or commercial contractors must be provided to the Board of Health at least seven 
(7) days prior to the application in order to allow review regarding consistency with the 
pesticide label and state pesticide regulation"; or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED; That Article XIII, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, of the General By-laws 
be amended by deleting Sections 3 (c), (d), (e), (f), and (g) and 4 and substituting in their place 
and stead the following Sections 3 (c), (d), (e), (f), and (g) and 4, and by deleting the definition 
of "hazardous material" in Section 2 and substituting the following definitions: 

VOTED: Motion is defeated by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 69. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow a sum of money for the payment of unpaid bills itemized below and relating 
to prior fiscal years; or act on anything related thereto. 
Vendor Department Amount 

McGowan, Engel Legal $2,969.00 

Tucker & Garrett 

MOVED: That the sum of Town Thousand Nine Hundred sixty-Nine and 00/100 
Dollars, ($2,969.00) be raised and appropriated from taxation for the payment of unpaid bills 
itemized below and relating to the 1987 fiscal years 

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Vendor Department Amount 

McGowan, Engel Legal $2,969.00 

Tucker & Garrett 

A 4/5 vote is required. VOTED: A hand count taken Yes 240, No 3. Motion is adopted. 

ARTICLE 66. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to 
petition the General Court to enact special legislation authorizing the Town to establish a fund 
separate from its other monies for the deposit of fees collected by the Board of Health in 
connection with the delivery of septage, sludge and related waste to the Upper Blackstone 
Water Pollution Abatement District for septage, sludge and related waste generated from the 
Town of Cohasset and delivered to that entity; or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That the Board of Selectmen be authorized and directed to petition the 
General Court to enact special legislation authorizing the Town to establish a fund separate 
from its other monies for the deposit of fees collected by the Board of Health in connection 
with the delivery of septage, sludge and related waste to the Upper Blackstone Water 
Pollution Abatement District which fund will be used to pay the Upper Blackstone Water 
Pollution Abatement District for septage, sludge and related waste generated from the Town 
of Cohasset and delivered to that entity. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 46. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow a sum of money to pay the cost of disposal of Town generated septage, sludge 
and related waste at the Upper Blackstone Water Pollution Abatement District; or act on 
anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That action on this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 58. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow a sum of money to provide professional services to help in the selection of 
a computer land use mapping system; the sum so raised and appropriated, transferred or 
borrowed to be expended under the direction of the Board of Selectmen; and further to 
authorize the Board of Selectmen to apply for such grants and assistance as they deem 
necessary or appropriate with regard to such selection process; or act on anything relating 
thereto. 

MOVED: That the sum of Seven Thousand Five Hundred and 00/100 Dollars 
($7,500.00) be raised and appropriated from taxation to provide professional services to help 
in the selection of a computer land use mapping system; the sum so raised and appropriated 
shall be expended under the direction of the Board of Selectmen; and further, the Board of 
Selectmen be directed to apply for such grants and assistance as they deem necessary or 
appropriate with regard to such selection process. 

A hand count was called for. 

Yes 77, No 155 

Motion was defeated. 

ARTICLE 65. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow a sum of money for title abstract fees, engineering fees and real estate 
appraisal fees in connection with a proposed taking of a certain parcel of land on King Street 
and shown as "Lily Pond Estates" on a set of plans drawn by H.W. Moore associates. Inc. 
dated April 11, 1985; or act on anything relating thereto. 

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MOVED: That the sum of Three Thousand Four Hundred an 00/100 Dollars 
($3,400.00) be transferred from Water Revenue for title abstract fees, engineering fees and 
real estate appraisal fees in connection with a proposed taking of a certain parcel of land on 
King Street and shown as "Lily Pond Estates" on a set of plans drawn by H.W. Moore 
Associates, Inc. dated April 11, 1985. 

VOTED by a voice vote. 

Motion by Glen Pratt 

MOVED: That Articles 14 and 15 be advanced for immediate consideration. 

Hand count taken. 

VOTED: Yes 162, No 58. Motion is adopted. 

ARTICLE 14. To see if the Town will vote to abandon its use of a certain parcel of 
land off Smith Place for school purposes and transfer it to the Board of Selectmen to provide 
a site for a cemetery. The specific parcel to be transferred consists of approximately fourteen 
(14) acres and is more particularly shown as the area outlined in red on a plan entitled "School 
Site Investigation Cohasset, Massachusetts Boring location Plan" dated June, 1 969 prepared 
by Goldberg-Zoino and Associates, Inc., a copy of which plan is filed with the Town Clerk; 
or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That the Town abandon its use of a certain parcel of land off Smith Place 
for school purposes and transfer it to the Board of Selectmen to provide a site for a cemetery. 
The specific parcel to be transferred consists of approximately fourteen (14) acres and is more 
particularly shown as the area outlined in red on a plan entitled "School Site Investigation 
Cohasset, Massachusetts Boring Location Plan" dated June, 1969 prepared by Goldberg- 
Zoino and Associates, Inc., a copy of which plan is filed with the Town Clerk. 

A 2/3 vote is required. 

A hand vote was taken. 

VOTED: Yes 197, No 20. Motion is adopted. 

ARTICLE 15. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from 
available funds or borrow a sum of money for the cost of engineering and design and 
development services related to a Town cemetery; or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That the Town Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, be 
authorized to borrow the sum of Fifty Thousand and 00/100 ($50,000.00) for the cost of 
engineering and design and development services related to a Town cemetery. 
RESOLUTION BY MAX POUNDER 

In the event that the lowest acceptable bid for construction exceeds the construction 
budget by more than ten percent (10%) the engineer shall, at no additional cost to the Town, 
redesign and prepare the necessary contract documents, to rebid the project, as many times 
as necessary until such time that the construction cost is within ten percent (10%) of the 
budget. 

VOTE: Resolution is adopted. 
A 2/3 vote is required. 
VOTED: Motion is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 44. To see if the Town will vote to amend Article XIII _ HAZARDOUS 
MATERIALS, of the General Bylaw by striking therefrom subparagraph (i) of paragraph (0 
of Section 3 and substituting in its place and stead the following subsection (i) 



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"(i) All hazardous material tanks, excluding home heating oil storage tanks, shall be 
subject to test conducted at the owner's expense and installation, ten (10) years 
after installation, fifteen (15) years after installation, and annually thereafter. 
The test shall be one approved by the Health Agent, shall meet National Fire 
Prevention Associations pamphlet 329 criteria for better than 0.05 gallons per 
hour accuracy, and shall comply with 527 CMR 9.00 as amended"; or act on 
anything relating thereto. 
MOVED: That ARTICLE XIII, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, of the General By- 
laws be amended by striking therefrom subparagraph (i) of paragraph (f) of Section 3 and 
substituting in its place and stead the following subsection (i): 

"(i) All hazardous material tanks, excluding home heating oil storage tanks, shall be 
subject to test conducted at the owner's expense and installation, ten (10) years 
after installation, fifteen (15) years after installation, and annually thereafter. 
The test shall be one approved by the Health Agent, shall meet National Fire 
Prevention Associations pamphlet 329 criteria for better than 0.05 gallons per 
hour accuracy, and shall comply with 527 CMR 9.00 as amended. 
DEFEATED by voice vote. 

MOVED by Burt Pratt that notice is hereby given that a motion to reconsider the 
following articles will be made at an adjourned session of this meeting; article numbers 4, 5, 
6, 7, 8, 10, 69, 58, 65, and 15. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

MOVED: That this Annual Town Meeting be adjourned to Monday, April 3, 1989 at 
7:30 P.M. at the Cohasset High School Gymnasium. 
VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

MONDAY EVENING — APRIL 3, 1989 
Monday Night — Articles acted on which were chosen by random selection. Checkers 
previously appointed and sworn in reported to work at 7:00 p.m. also tellers reported at 7:30 
p.m. The Moderator called the meeting to order at 7:40 p.m. A total of 267 voters checked 
in Monday. 

RESOLUTION BY JANE O. GOEDECKE, 
CHAIRMAN, ADVISORY BOARD 
BE IT RESOLVED THAT: 

WHEREAS, Margaret M. O'Donnell has served the Town of Cohasset as a member 
of the Advisory Committee for the last six years and is now completing her terms of service 
and; 

WHEREAS, she has displayed throughout her tenure her intelligence, sense of 
fairness, endless patience, good humor and dedication to the Town; 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE CITIZENS OF COHAS- 
SET, in Town Meeting assembled, hereby record their sincere gratitude and appreciation of 
service rendered in their behalf; and they further express their hope that she will continue to 
offer the Town the benefit of her many skills and that she leave the Advisory Committee with 
the knowledge of the best wishes of her follow Townspeople. 
VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 
MOVED: That Article 19 be advanced for immediate consideration. 



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VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 19. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from 
available funds or borrow a sum of money for the purpose of constructing an addition to the 
Cohasset Police/Fire Station, for making certain renovations and improvements to the Police/ 
Fire station, for purchasing furnishings and equipment for the Police/Fire Station, and for the 
payment of costs in connection with engineering design plans and specifications; and to see 
if the Town will vote to authorize the Town Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of 
Selectmen, to borrow such money or a portion thereof and to issue notes therefore; or act on 
anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That the sum of Seven Hundred Fourteen Thousand and 00/100 Dollars 
($714,000.00) be appropriated for the purpose of constructing an addition to the Cohasset 
Police/Fire station, for making certain renovations and improvements to the Town Police/ 
Fire Station, for purchasing furnishing and equipment for the Town Police/Fire Station, and 
for the payment of costs in connection with engineering design plans and specifications; and 
to meet the appropriation, the Treasurer with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, be 
authorized to borrow the sum of One Hundred Four Thousand Six Hundred Thirty-Four and 
00/100 Dollars (104,634.00) pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 
7, Subsection (3), the sum of Five Hundred Twenty-Nine Thousand Eight Hundred Sixty-Six 
and 00/100 Dollars ($529,866.00) pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 44, 
Section 7, Subsection (3 A), and the sum of Seventy-Nine Thousand Five Hundred and 00/ 
100 Dollars ($79,500.00) pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 7, 
Subsection (9). 

RESOLUTION BY MAX POUNDER 

All designers, architects, engineers, etc. shall be required, under the terms of their 
contract with Town to design projects within 10% of their budget. In the event that the lowest 
acceptable bid exceeds the construction budget by more than 10% the designer shall at no 
additional cost to the town redesign and prepare the necessary contract documents as many 
times as necessary, until such time that the construction cost is within 10% of the budget, and 
further that the construction budget be defined as 10% less that that portion of the 
appropriation allocated for construction costs. 

RESOLUTION is adopted by a voice vote. 

A 2/3 vote is required. 

VOTED Hand count taken — Yes 228; No 8. 

Motion is adopted. 

RESOLUTION BY BARBARA BLISS, 
VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

Be it resolved that: 

WHEREAS Diana Davis Komet has served ten years on the Cohasset School 
Committee two years as Chairman; 

WHEREAS her long service has brought perspective and wise-counsel and her 
common sense, tact and warm smile have kept meetings on even keel and; 

WHEREAS her commitment has been to provide schools of the highest level of 
excellence for all students; 

Now therefore be it resolved that the citizens of Cohasset, here assembled at the 1989 



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Annual Town Meeting, express their deep gratitude and appreciation for her years of 
volunteer service to the Town and most especially on behalf of the children of Cohasset. 

RESOLUTION is unanimously adopted. 

ARTICLE 28.To see if the Town will vote to appropriate from water revenue the sum 
of Twelve Thousand and no/ 100 ($12,000.00) Dollars for the purpose of purchasing a pickup 
truck for the Water Department and to authorize the trade-in of the 1975 Ford F-250 dual- 
wheeled vehicle currently owned by the Water Department; or act on anything relating 
thereto. 

MOVED: That the sum of Twelve Thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($12,000,00) be 
appropriated from water revenue for the purpose of purchasing a pickup truck for the Water 
Department and to authorize the trade-in of the 1975 Ford F-350 dual- wheeled vehicle 
currently owned by the Water Department 

VOTED unanimously be a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 54. To see if the Town will vote to amend article IX — HARBOR of the 
General Bylaws by striking it in its entirety and adopting the following Article IX in its place 
and stead: 

"ARTICLE IX 
HARBOR 
SECTION 1. DEFINITIONS: 

In this Article, the following words shall have the meaning herein given unless a 
contrary intention clearly appears. 

(a) 'Cohasset Harbor' consists of the body of water lying inside a straight line projected 
across the channel extending seaward beyond that point. 

(b) 'Harbor Master' shall include the Harbor Master, Assistant Harbor Masters and 
Deputy Harbor Masters, all duly appointed by the Board of Selectmen. 

(c) 'Boat' shall include every type of watercraft used or capable of being used as a 
means of transportation on water, other than a seaplane. 

(d) 'Length of Boat' shall include the overall length from the fixed most forward point 
of the boat including all of its extremities to the point furthest aft, including without 
limitation, parts affixed to the boat such as bow pulpits, bowsprits, boomkins, mizzen booms, 
rudders, swim platforms and outboard motors in raised position. 

(e) 'Skin Diver' shall mean swimmers using fins, masks, snorkel tubes, or self- 
contained underwater breathing apparatus. 

(f) 'Prudent Seamanship' shall mean having regard for the lives and safety of the public, 
state of visibility, traffic density, maneuverability of vessels, state of the wind, current and 
water, and the current Rules of the Road. 

(g) 'Boatowner' is an individual only and specifically excludes corporations except for 
established operations such as the Cohasset Sailing Club, The Cohasset Yacht Club, Mill 
River Marine Railway, Inc. and those operations recognized as boat liveries, boat yards, clubs 
or boat or marine sale organizations currently operating within the harbor. 
SECTION 2. MOORINGS: 

(a) (i) An approved mooring permit from the Harbor Master is required for installation of 
mooring tackle for any boat, float or lobster car/pound within the limits of Cohasset 
Harbor. The application for such permit shall be that prescribed by the Board of 
Selectmen on the form entitled 'Application for Mooring Location' dated April, 1985. 

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(ii) The 'Application for Mooring Location' shall identify the boat and the boatowner 
and shall define the boatowner' s responsibilities pertaining to his boat and mooring 
tackle. The Harbor Master shall ensure that a signed copy of the 'Application for 
Mooring Location' is on file in the office of the Harbor Master for all boat owners with 
an assigned mooring location. 

(iii) All mooring tackle shall be constructed in accordance with the 'MOORING 
SPECIFICATIONS FOR COHASSET HARBOR,' a document drawn May 2, 1969, 
or later revision and on file with the Harbor Master, and shall be set or moved without 
first being inspected by and the move approved by the Harbor Master, 
(iv) No boat with an overall length in excess of forty-five- (45) feet shall be assigned 
a mooring location in Cohasset Harbor. 

(v) Mooring locations may not be sold, bequeathed, transferred, traded, bartered, 
rented or leased. In the event of the death of the mooring holder, the mooring may be 
transferred to the surviving spouse of the deceased holder. 

(vi) No individual may be assigned more than one mooring location. The mooring 
location assigned is restricted to the boat assigned to that location, and no other boat 
may occupy that location without the permission of the Harbor Master, 
(vii) A Mooring-location Waiting List shall be maintained by the Harbor Master, using 
the date on the 'Application for Mooring Location' as the basis for position on the list. 
All applicants must reaffirm their position on the waiting list with the Harbor Master 
by June 1st of each year. A record of reaffirmation shall be kept on the 'Application for 
Mooring Location' form on file with the Harbor. Applicants not reaffirming by June 
1 of each year shall be removed from the waiting list. 

(viii) Boatowners who have received a permit from the Harbor Master to moor their 
boat in the harbor, shall pay a mooring fee and receive a decal by April 1 of each year. 
Upon failure to pay the mooring fee by April 1 of each year, the Harbor Master shall 
order the removal of the boat and remove the boatowner's mooring tackle from the 
harbor at the boatowner's expense. 

(ix) All boats moored in the harbor shall display the annual decal on the aft port quarter 
of the boat to indicate that the mooring fee has been paid and that the boatowner has 
authorization to place the boat on the mooring. 

(x) The owners of all boats moored in the harbor not displaying a mooring decal shall, 
during certain times of the year as prescribed by the Board of Selectmen, pay a 
temporary per diem mooring fee as set annually by the Board of Selectmen on or before 
July 1. 

(xi) All boats not moored in accordance with these regulations or permission from the 
Harbor Master shall be removed from the mooring and stored at the owner's expense. 
Payment for removal and storage shall be made before the boat is released to the owner, 
(b) (i) If the Harbor Master determines that the mooring tackle conforms to the specifica- 
tions, he shall issue a permit and assign a location if one is available. If the Harbor 
Master determines that the mooring tackle does not conform to the specifications or he 
shall for other valid reasons deem it improper to issue a mooring permit, he shall refuse 
to do so. The Harbor Master shall issue or deny such permit within two (2) weeks of 
the date of application. The Harbor Master shall keep accurate records and books and 



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shall issue a signed copy of the * Application for Mooring Location ' to the applicant and 

file a copy at the office of the Selectmen. 

(ii) Mooring Tackle care and maintenance is the responsibility of the boatowner. A 

periodic inspection of all mooring tackle shall be performed under the supervision of 

the Harbor Master at the owner's expense. The time between inspections shall not 

exceed five (5) years. 

(iii) Any mooring left vacant shall be at the sole risk and responsibiUty of the owner 

of the mooring tackle. 

(iv) The Harbor Master shall have the right to assign, on a temporary basis, any vessel 

he deems proper to a vacant mooring provided such temporary assignment does not 

interfere with use by the boat permanently assigned thereto. 

(c) In the event a boatowner sells or otherwise disposes of the boat described on the 
* Application for Mooring Location*, he may retain his mooring location, if the 
following conditions are met to the satisfaction of the Harbor Master. 

(i) The Harbor Master must be notified by the boatowner within thirty (30) days of the 

transaction to sell or otherwise dispose of the boat and his intention to place another 

boat on the existing mooring location. 

(ii) The boat replacing that described on the original * Application for Mooring 

Location' must be the same size and type (power or sail), as that described on the 

original application. 

aa) If the replacement boat is smaller or of a different type than the original, then 
the Harbor Master may assign a new mooring location suitable for the size and type of boat 
as space is available. 

bb) If the replacement boat is larger than the original boat, then the boatowner 
must place his name of the Mooring Location Waiting List with a new 'Application for 
Mooring Location' as required and governed by sections. 2 (a) (i) and 2 (a) (iii). See sections 
2 (a) (i) and 2 (a) (vu). 

cc) The boatowner must obtain the Harbor Master's approval to place a different 
boat on the existing mooring location on or before July 3 1 of the year next after the year of 
sale or other disposition of the original boat. 

Failure to fulfill the above conditions by the boatowner shall terminate the "Mooring 
Location Permit', and the mooring location may be reassigned to another boatowner. 

(d) No boats shall be made fast to a Town Landing or Pier for more than thirty (30) 
minutes, except by permission of the Harbor Master. 

(e) Boats anchored or moored in such a manner as to constitute a hazard to 
navigation or property may be ordered to be moved by the Harbor Master at the 
owner's expense. 

(f) As far as practicable, the Harbor Master shall require all commercial boats to be 
moored in a common area. 

SECTION 3. No person carrying passengers for hire shall allow them to embark or 
disembark at the Town Landings without permission of the Harbor Master. 

SECTION 4. The operator of a boat shall not exceed a speed of four (4) nautical miles 
per hour or cause a disturbing wake and shall at all times us prudent seamanship within the 
confines of Cohasset Harbor. 



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SECTION 5. Any person skin diving in Cohasset Harbor shall: 

(a) display a diver's flag not less than twelve (12) inches square consisting of a red 
field and a white diagonal stripe; 

(b) display such flag on a float or other similar device upright at a height sufficient 
to be visible to passing boats; 

(c) tow such float and flag with him while he is submerged in the water, except that 
for commercial purposes, permission in writing may be granted by the Harbor 
Master to display flags in another manner; 

(d) be required to operate only from a boat attended by another person. 
SECTION 6. No person shall operate a boat in Cohasset Harbor while towing a water 

skier, aqua-plane, or other similar device except in connection with a water carnival and 
exhibition authorized by the Selectmen, or in an area designated by the Selectmen. No person 
shall operate a motor-powered boat in the vicinity of swimmers at any of the beaches in 
Cohasset. No person shall operate a boat in Little Harbor while towing a water skier, aqua- 
plane, or other similar device except on even-numbered days. 

SECTION 7. Lobster pots, lobster cars and pounds, crab pots, and other obstacles 
which could cause a hazard to navigation shall not be placed in an area usually used for 
navigation. 

SECTION 8. No person shall discharge, deposit, or throw oil, refuse, bait or any other 
type of waste into the harbor. 

SECTION 9. Small sailing classes will be allowed to race within the Cohasset Harbor 
area when under the jurisdiction of an authorized race committee recognized by the Harbor 
Master. Such small boats shall be equipped with gunwale guards and shall make every 
reasonable effort to prevent damage to other boats moored in the harbor, and shall respect the 
maneuvering limitation of larger vessels operating in the Harbor. 

SECTION 10. The proper usage of Town launching ramps, including parking of 
trailers and motor vehicles at the approach to the ramp, shall be determined by the Harbor 
Master. 

Persons using Town ramps for larger boats requiring cradles shall apply to the Harbor 
Master for a written permit. Such cradles and/or boats shall not remain on the Town ramps 
for more than one tide. 

SECTION 11. No person shall clean fish on Town floats or piers. 

SECTION 12. No person shall load or unload lobster pots , bait, or other gear on or from 
any Town landing places, floats, or piers thereof, except those designated by the Harbor 
Master. 

SECTION 13. No person shall leave ropes, pots, barrels, rocks, boards, or other 
objects upon Town landing places, floats, or piers thereof for longer than is reasonably 
necessary to load or unload them. Violation of this section will be subject to a fine of Twenty- 
five ($25.00) Dollars per day for each day a person does not comply with this section. 

SECTION 14. Nothing contained herein shall be held or construed to supersede, 
conflict or interfere with, or limit the jurisdiction of the United State Government with respect 
to the enforcement of the navigation, shipping, anchorage, and associated laws of the United 
States, or any lawful regulation of the Division of Law Enforcement, or in conflict with any 
laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts;" or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED by Richard Barrow to indefinitely postpone further action under Article 54. 

VOTED to indefinitely postpone by a voice vote. 



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ADDRESS 

Black Horse Lane 
King Street 
King Street 
King Street 
King Street 
King Street 
King Street 
King Street 
King Street 
North Main Street 



ARTICLE 22. (Inserted by the Board of Selectmen, Burtram J. Pratt, Chairman, and 
others — Citizen's Article.) 

NAME 
L Horace Andrews 2 

2. Kevin Bailey 308 

3. Kathleen Bailey 308 

4. Jean B.Bailey 308 

5. Louis C. Bailey, Jr. 308 

6. Elizabeth Cisneros 312 

7. Lee Cisneros 312 

8. Kenneth Cisneros 312 

9. Dorothy V. Cisneros 312 

10. Walter H. Becker 186 
"(a) (iv) A mooring location waiting list shall be maintained by the Harbormaster, 

using the date on the "Application for Mooring Location" as the basis for the 
position on the list. All persons must reaffirm their position on the waiting list 
by June 1 ofeach year with the Harbormaster. A record of the reaffirmation shall 
be kept on the "Application for Mooring Location" form on file with the 
Harbormaster. Persons not reaffirming by June 1 of each year shall receive a 
letter from the Harbormaster, mailed certified mail, return receipt requested, 
notifying such persons of their failure to reaffirm and advising them that unless 
they reaffirm their position and pay the fee, therefor by June 30 of that year, they 
will be removed from the mooring Hst"; or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Indefinite postponement voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 2L (Inserted by the Board of Selecunen, Burtram J. Pratt, Chairman, and 
others — Citizen's Article.) 
NAME 

1. Alfred S.Moore, Jr. 101 

2. Paul M. Sheerin 274 

3. Fraser J. Cameron 274 

4. Richard E. Horn 61 

5. William McAuliffe 34 

6. Laura McAuliffe 34 

7. Edward F.Goff 4 

8. Jane F. Goff 4 

9. James Hamilton 298 

10. Laurie A. Hamilton 298 
"To see if the Town will vote to restore mooring locations to individuals who forfeited 

their mooring locations by virtue of not having paid their mooring fee by June 1, 1988; and 
restore to the mooring waiting list the names of those individuals who lost their positions on 
the mooring list by virtue of not having reaffirmed by June 1, 1988. 

Such restoration to mooring list shall be in the order on the list which those individuals 
would have appeared had they not lost their position on the list by faiUng to reaffirm by June 



ADDRESS 

Fairoaks Lane 
King Street 
Forest Avenue 
Highland Avenue 
Femway 
Femway 

Ledgewood Drive 
Ledgewood Drive 
King Street 
King Street 



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1, 1988: provided, however, that rights restored by this article shall not be effective unless 
the person who has the benefit of the restoration of the right notifies the Harbormaster within 
thirty (30) days of the passage of this Article that they wish to reclaim their mooring location 
and pay the appropriate fee therefor which would have been due on June 1 , 1988 or wish to 
be restored to the mooring waiting list and pay the appropriate fee therefor which would have 
been due by June 1, 1988; or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That mooring locations be restored to individuals who forfeited their 
mooring locations by virtue of not having paid their mooring fee by June 1 , 1988; and names 
of those individuals who lost their positions on the mooring list by virtue of not having 
reaffirmed by June 1, 1988 be restored thereto. Such restoration to the mooring list shall be 
in the order on the list which those individuals would have appeared had they not lost their 
position on the list by failing to reaffirm by June 1, 1988; provided, however, that rights 
restored by this article shall not be effective unless the person who has the benefit of the 
restoration of the right notifies the Harbormaster within thirty (30) days of the passage of this 
Article that they wish to reclaim their mooring location and pay the appropriate fee therefor 
which would have been due on April 1, 1988 and 1989 or wish to be restored to the mooring 
waiting list and pay the appropriate fee therefor which would have been due by June 1 , 1988. 

VOTED by a voice vote — motion defeated. Seven people questioned the Moderator 
a hand vote was taken — Yes 51, No 136, Motion is defeated. 

ARTICLE 23. ( Inserted by the Board of Selectmen, Burtram J. Pratt, Chairman, and 
others — Citizen's Article.) 

NAME ADDRESS 

1. Alfred S. Moore, Jr. 101 FairoaksLane 

2. Martha K. Freeman 92 Forest Avenue 

3. Richard F. Stevens 33 Ledge Way 

4. John S. Lennon 57 Surrey Drive 

5. Joanne M. Lennon 57 Surrey Drive 

6. Thomas C.Cook 281 King Street 

7. Gordon Hislop 72 Jerusalem Road 

8. Thomas R. Greco 30 Jerusalem Road 

9. Anne Moore 101 Fair Oaks Lane 

10. William J. Good 15 Fair Oaks Lane 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Article IX, HARBOR, of the General Bylaws 
by striking therefrom Paragraph (a) (vi) of Section 2 and substituting in its place the followng: 

(a) (vi) Mooring fees shall be paid by April 1 of each year. Persons not paying their 
fee by April 1st shall receive a letter from the Harbormaster mailed certified mail 
return receipt requested, notifying such persons of their failure to pay their 
mooring fee and advising them that unless they pay their mooring fee by April 30th 
of that year, their mooring tackle will be removed from the confines of Cohasset 
Harbor the mooring tackle of each individual for whom or entity for which no 
mooring fee has been paid by April 30th of that year, and such removal shall be 
at the expense of the owner"; or act on anything relation thereto. 

MOVED: That this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

Indefinite postponement voted unanimously by a voice vote. 



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ARTICLE 52. To see if the Town will vote to rescind authorization to borrow the sum 
of Thirteen Thousand Sixty and 09/100 ($13,060.09) Dollars as voted under ARTICLE 16 
of the Warrant for the 1988 Annual Town Meeting in connection with the purchase of a front 
end loader and backhoe to be used by the highway Department; the aforesaid sum no longer 
being needed for the purposes of the project; or act on anything relating thereto, 

MOVED: That the authorization to borrow the sum of Thirteen Thousand Sixty and 
09/100 Dollars (13,060.09) as voted under ARTICLE 16 of the Warrant for the 1988 Annual 
Town Meeting in connection with the purchase of a front end loader and backhoe to be used 
by the Highway Department be rescinded; the aforesaid sum no longer being needed for the 
purposes of the project. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 62. (Inserted by the Board of Selectmen, Burtram J. Pratt, Chairman and 
others — Citizen's Article.) 

NAME ADDRESS 

1. Scott Catrambone 11 Hull Street 

2. William T. Barnes 502 North Main St. 

3. Elaine Chase 502 North Main St. 

4. Wayne Sawchuk 432 BeechwoodSt. 

5. Stephen L. Ward 416 BeechwoodSt. 

6. Harry D.Blair 348 North Main St. 

7. Kevin W.Soule 41 Spring St. 

8. Elena E. Sestito 167 SohierSt. 

9. Barbara T. Davenport 135 SohierSt. 

10. Robert D. Davenport 135 SohierSt. 

To see if the Town will vote to reduce the number of the members of the Board of 
Selectmen for the period commencing with the annual election in 1990 and ending with the 
annual election in 1991 to four (4) and to reduce the number of members of the Board of 
Selectmen commencing with the annual election in 1991 to three (3)"; and further 

To see if the Town will vote to amend ARTICLE III, ELECTED TOWN OFHCERS, 
of the General Bylaws by striking therefrom Paragraph (a) of Section 2 and substituting in 
its place and stead the following Paragraph (a): 

"(a) For the period commencing with the annual Town Election in April of 1990 and 
ending with the Annual Town Election in 199 1 the Board of Selectmen shall consist 
of four members; commencing with the Annual Town Election in April of 1 99 1 and 
thereafter the Board of Selectmen shall consist of three members. The members of 
the Board of Selectmen shall be citizens of the Town. One (1) member shall be 
elected at the Annual Town Election in 1990 for a term of one (1) year. One (1) 
member to be elected at the annual Town Election in 1991 to hold office for three 
(3) years; and two (2) members to be elected at the Annual Town Election in 1992, 
one (1) for a term of one (1) year and one (1) for a term of three (3) years; and each 
to hold office until his or her successor is duly elected and qualified. Thereafter 
when the term of a member expires, the Town shall elect one member each year to 
serve for a term of three (3) years and until his successor is duly elected and 
qualified. The members of the Board of Selectmen shall hold no other elected Town 
office, and shall receive compensation as fixed by the Town Meeting"; or act on 
anything relating thereto. 

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MOVED: That the number of the members of the Board of Selectmen for a period 
commencing with the annual election in 1990 and ending with the annual election in 1991 
be reduced to four (4) and the number of members of the Board of Selectmen commencing 
with the annual election in 1991 be reduced to three (3); and further 

MOVED: That ARTICLE III, ELECTED TOWN OFFICERS, of the General Bylaws 
be amended by striking therefrom paragraph (a) of Section 2 and substituting in its place and 
stead the following paragraph 

"(a) For the period commencing with the annual Town Election in April of 1990 and 
ending with the annual Town Election in 1991 the Board of Selectmen shall consist of four 
members; commencing with the annual Town Election in April of 1991 and thereafter the 
Board of Selectmen shall consist of three members. The members of the Board of Selectmen 
shall be citizens of the Town. One (1) member shall be elected at the annual Town Election 
in 1990 for a term of one (1) year. One (1) member to be elected at the annual Town Election 
in 1991 to hold office for three (3) years; and two (2) members to be elected at the annual 
Town Election in 1992, one (1) for a term of one (1) year and one (1) for a term of three (3) 
years; and each to hold office until his or her successor is duly elected and qualified. 
Thereafter when the term of a member expires, the Town shall elect one member each year 
to serve for a term of three (3) years and until his successor is duly elected and qualified. The 
members of the Board of Selectmen shall hold no other elected Town office, and shall receive 
compensation as fixed by the Town Meeting." 

VOTED: Motion is defeated 

NOTICE is hereby given that a motion to reconsider Article 19 will be made at an 
adjourned session of this meeting. 

MOVED: That this Annual Town Meeting be adjourned to Tuesday, April 4, 1989 at 
7:30 P.M. at the Cohasset High School Gymnasium. Voted unanimously by a voice vote at 
11P.M. 

TUESDAY EVENING — APRIL 4, 1989 

Tuesday night — Articles acted on which were chosen by random selection. Checkers 
previously appointed and sworn in by the Town Clerk reported to work at 7:00 P.M. Tellers 
appointed by the Moderator reported at 7:30 P.M. with the exception of Robert Pape who was 
replaced by Raymond Buckley. The Moderator called the meeting to order at 7:50 P.M. A 
total of 194 voters checked in on Tuesday. 

ARTICLE 40. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow a sum of money for the purpose of purchasing and equipping a new Class 
1 Ambulance replacing the present Town Ambulance, A-28, a 1985 Ford wheel coach 
vehicle; the funds so raised and appropriated, transferred or borrowed to be expended under 
the direction of the Fire Chief; or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: by Chief Brock that this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Indefinite postponement voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 64. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate or transfer from available 
funds a sum of money for the payment of longevity pay to certain elected officials on the 



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Vears of 


Longevity 


Service 


Pay 


28 


$400.00 


18 


$300.00 


6 


$200.00; 



following basis: 

I Elected OfTicial 

Harold Litchfield, Highway Surveyor 
! Frances L. Marks, Town Clerk 
I Elizabeth B. Ripley, Treasurer/Collector 
or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That the sum of Nine Hundred and 00/100 Dollars (900.00) be raised and 
appropriated from taxation for the payment of longevity pay to certain elected officials on the 
following basis: 

Years of Longevity 

Elected Official Service Pay 

Harold Litchfield, Highway Surveyor 28 $400.00 

Frances L. Marks, Town Clerk 1 8 $300.00 

Elizabeth B. Ripley, Treasurer/Collector 6 $200.00 

VOTED by a voice vote. The Moderator questioned the voice vote and called for a 
hand count. Yes 79, No 40, Motion passed. 

ARTICLE 51. To see if the Town will vote to rescind authorization to borrow the sum 
of Three Hundred Ninety and no/100 (390.00) Dollars as voted under ARTICLE 27 of the 
Warrant for the 1988 Annual Town Meeting in connection with the purchase of a school bus; 
the aforesaid sum no longer being needed for the purposes of the project; or act on anything 
relating thereto. 

MOVED: That the authorization to borrow the sum of Three Hundred Ninety and 00/ 
100 Dollars (390.00) as voted under ARTICLE 27 of the Warrant for the 1988 Annual Town 
Meeting in connection with the purchase of a school bus be rescinded; the aforesaid sum no 
longer being needed for the purposes of the project. 
VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 55. (Inserted by the Board of Selectmen, Burtram J. Pratt, Chairman, — 
Citizen's Article) 

ADDRESS 
Gammons Road 
Gammons Road 
Gammons Road 
Gammons Road 
Joy Place 
Nichols Road 
Jerusalem Road 
Gammons Road 
Gammons Road 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Article VII of the General Bylaws — S.^^FETY 
AND PUBLIC ORDER by adding thereto a new section 31 which shall read as follows: 

"Section 3 1 . Jet skis, surf jets and water bikes shall not be operated at a speed in excess 
of twelve (12) miles per hour while in the confines of Little Harbor"; or act on anything 
relating thereto." 



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NAME 




1. 


David K. Welunan 


90 


2. 


Lois H. Welunan 


90 


3. 


David H. White 


22 


4. 


Sandra D. White 


22 


5. 


Dorothy Remick 


61 


6. 


Priscilla H. Long 


31 


8. 


Deborah Anton 


85 


9. 


David Replogle 


84 


10. 


Jeanne L. Replogle 


84 



MOVED: That the ARTICLE VII, SAFETY AND PUBLIC ORDER, of the General 
Bylaws be amended by adding thereto a new Section 32 which shall read as follows: 

"Section 32. Jet skis, surf jets and water bikes shall not be operated at a speed in excess 
of twelve (12) miles per hour while in the confines of Little Harbor." 

Voted by a voice vote — motion passes. Seven people questioned the Moderator: A 
hand count was called for by the Moderator. 

VOTED Yes 77, No 77 

Because of a tie vote a recount was ordered by the Moderator. Yes 85, No 82. Motion 
Passes. 

ARTICLE 17. To see if the Town will vote to petition the Massachesetts General Court 
to enact legislation that would: 

(a) authorize the collection by the Town of a land transfer fee not to exceed two (2) percent 
of the purchase price upon the transfer of certain real property interests located in the 
Town. 

(b) establish a Land Bank Fund in the Town treasury, and 

(c) authorize the Conservation Commission/Land Bank Commission to use the Fund for 
the purchase of rehabilitation of certain categories of land and interests therein to be 
permanently held in a Cohasset Open Space Land Bank, and for the management and 
maintenance of such lands, in order to conserve open space, protect the environment, 
provide affordable housing, and preserve the natural beauty of the Town. 

Debt incurred before or after the acceptancy of the Act, may be retired or refinanced 
by expenditure from the fund established hereunder. 

Provided that the authority granted herein shall not reduce state tax revenues pursuant 
to Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 62F, Section 4; or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That the Board of Selectman be authorized and directed to petition the 
Massachusetts General Court to enact legislation that would: 

(a) authorize the collection by the Town of a land transfer fee not to exceed two (2) percent 
of the purchase price upon the transfer of certain real property interests located in the 
Town; 

(b) estabUsh a Land Bank Fund in the Town treasury; and 

(c) authorize the Conservation Commission/Land Bank Commission to use the Fund for 
the purchiase or rehabilitation or certain categories of land and interest therein to be 
permanently held in a Cohasset Open Space Land Bank, and for the management and 
mainte'nance of such lands, in order to conserveopen space, protect the environment, 
provide affordable housing, and preserve the natural beauty of the Town. 

Debt incurred before or after acceptance of the Act, may be retired or refinanced by 
expendituT/e from the fund established hereunder. 

Provided that the authority granted herein shall not reduce state tax revenues pursuant 
to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 62F, Section 4. 

Motion is defeated. 

ARTICLE 50. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate or transfer from available 
funds, the sum of One Hundred Thousand and no/100 ($100,000.00) Dollars to be 
added to the Stabilization Fund; or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That this Article be indefinitely postponed. 



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Indefinite postponement voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 24. To see if the Town will amend the General Bylaws by adding thereto 
a new ARTICLE XIV, MUNICIPAL WETLANDS PROTECTION, which shall provide as 
follows: 

"XIV WETLANDS PROTECTION 

SECTION 1: Purposes 

The purpose of this Article is to protect the wetlands, related water resources, and 
adjoining land areas in the Town of Cohasset by controlling activities deemed by the 
Cohasset Conservation Commission likely to have a significant or cumulative effect upon 
wetiand values, including but not limited to the following: public or private water supply, 
groundwater, flood control, erosion and sedimentation control, storm damage prevention, 
water pollution control, fisheries, wildlife habitat, recreation, aesthetics and agriculture 
values (collectively, the *wetland values' protected by this Article). 

SECTION 2: Regulated Activities 

Except as permitted by the Cohasset Conservation Commission or as provided in this 
Article, no person shall remove, fill, dredge, build upon, or alter the followng resource area: 

(a) within 100 feet of any freshwater wetland, marsh, wet meadow, bog or 
swamp 

(b) within 100 feet of any bank, lake, river, pond, stream or estuary; 

(c) any land under any lake, river, pond, stream or estuary; 

(d) within 100 feet of any land subject to flooding or inundation by 
groundwater, surface water or tidal action. 

SECTION 3: Exceptions 

The permit and application required by this Article shall not be required for maintain- 
ing, repairing or replacing an existing and lawfully located structure or facility used in the 
service of the public to provide electric, gas, water, telephone, telegraph or other telecommu- 
nication services, provided that: 

(a) the structure or facility is not substantially changed or enlarged; 

(b) written notice has been given to the Conservation Commission prior to com- 
mencement of work; 

(c) the work conforms to performance standards and design specification in regu- 
lations adopted by the Commission. 

The permit and application required by this Article shall not apply to emergency 
projects necessary for the protection of the health or safety of the public, provided that: 

(d) the work is to be performed by or has been ordered to be performed by an agency 
of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or a political subdivision thereof; 

(e) advance notice, oral or written, has been given to the Commission or its agent 
prior to commencement of work or within 24 hours after commencement; 

(f) the Commission or its agent certifies the work as an emergency project; 

(g) the work is performed only for the time and place so certified for the limited 
purposes necessary to abate the emergency; 

(h) within 2 1 days of commencement of an emergency project a permit application 
shall be filed with the Conservation Commission for review as provided in this 
Article. 



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Upon failure to meet these requirements and any other requirements imposed by the 
Commission pursuant to this Article, the Commission may, after notice and a public hearing, 
revoke or modify an emergency project certification and order restoration and mitigation 
measures. 

Other than as stated in this Section, any exceptions provided in Massachusetts General 
Laws, Chapter 131, Section 40 (The Wetlands Protection Act) shall not apply under this 
Article. 
SECTION 4: Permit Application and Requests for Determination 

Written application shall be filed with the Conservation Commission to perform 
regulated activities regulated as defined in Section 2. The application shall include such 
information and plans as are deemed necessary by the Commission to describe proposed 
activities and their effects on the environment. No activities shall commence without 
receiving and complying with a permit issued pursuant to this Article. 

In its discretion, the Commission may accept the Notice of Intent and plans filed under 
the Wetlands Protection Act as the application and plans under this Article. Any person 
desiring to know whether or not a proposed activity or an area is subject to this Article may 
request a determination from the Commission in writing. Such a request for determination 
shall contain data and plans specified by the regulations of the Commission. 

At the time of an application or request, the applicant shall pay a filing fee specified in 
the regulation of the Commission, the fee to be in addition to any fee required by the Wetlands 
Protections Act. The Commission may establish filing fees in amounts reasonably designed 
to recover the cost of the Town of processing such application, including the cost to the Town 
of professional services for design review, site inspection, testing, engineering, or other 
related consultant services. The Commission may waive the filing fee for an application or 
request filed by a government agency and shall waive all fees, costs and expenses for a request 
for determination filed by a person who is not the owner or a person acting on behalf of the 
owner. 
SECTION 5: Notice and Hearings 

At the same time any person files an application or request for determination with the 
Conservation Commission, he/she shall give written notice thereof, by certified mail or hand 
delivery, to all abutters according to the most recent records of the assessors, including those 
across a travelled way, a body of water, or a town line. The notice to abutters shall enclose 
a copy of the application or request, with plans, or shall state where copies may be examined 
by abutters. 

When a person requesting a determination is other than the owner or a person acting 
on behalf of the owner, the request, the notice of the hearing and the determination itself shall 
be sent by the Commission to the owner(s) as well as the person making the request. 

The Commission shall conduct a public hearing on any application or request for 
determination, with written notice given, at the expense of the applicant, in a newspaper of 
general circulation in the town at least five working days prior to the hearing. 

The Commission shall commence the public hearing within 21 days from receipt of a 
completed application or request for determination and shall issue its permit, denial or 
determination in writing within 21 days of the close of said public hearing. In its discretion 
the Commission may combine its hearing under this Article with a hearing conducted under 
the Wetlands Protection Act. 

The Commission shall have the authority to continue any hearing to a date certain 



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announced at the hearing, for reasons stated at the hearing, which may include receipt of 
additional information offered by the applicant or others, information and plans required of 
the applicant deemed necessary by the Commission in its discretion, or comments and 
recommendations of other Town boards and officials. If the applicant objects to a continu- 
ance or postponement, the hearing shall be closed and the Commission shall take action on 
the information then available to it. 
SECTION 6: Permits, Determinations and Conditions 

If, after a public hearing, the Conservation Commission determines that the activities 
which are the subject of the application are not likely to have a significant or cumulative effect 
upon the wetland values protected by this Article, the Commission shall, within twenty-one 
(21) days of the close of the hearing, issue a permit for the activities requested. Such permit 
shall be without conditions. If after a public hearing, the Conservation Commission 
determines that the activities which are the subject of the application are likely to have a 
significant or cumulative effect upon any or all of the wetlands values protected by this 
Article, thecommission shall, within twenty-one (21 ) days of the close of the hearing, (i) issue 
a permit for the activities requested, in which case the Commission shall impose conditions 
which it deems necessary or desirable to protect those values, and all activities shall be done 
in accordance with those conditions, or (ii) deny a permit. 

The Commission may deny a permit for the following reasons: 

(a) Failure to meet the requirement of this Article; 

(b) Failure to submit necessary information and/or plans requested by the Commis- 
sion; 

(c) Failure to meet the design specification, performance standards and other 
requirements in regulations of the Commission; 

(d) Failure to avoid or prevent unacceptable significant or cumulative effects upon 
any or all of the wetland values protected by this Article. 

A permit shall expire three (3) years from the date of issue. Any permit may be renewed 
once for an additional period, up to three (3) years, provided that a written request for renewal 
is received by the Commission prior to expiration, and that the Commission may grant such 
extension as it finds necessary to allow completion of the permitted work. 

A permit issued under this Article may be revoked or modified by the Commission after 
public notice and notice to the holder of the permit and a public hearing thereon, upon a 
finding of the existence of circumstances which would justify the denial of, or imposition of 
conditions on, a permit. 

In its discretion, the Commission may combine the permit or other action on an 
application issued under this Article with Order of Conditions issued under the Wedands 
Protection Act. 
SECTION 7: Regulations 

After public notice and public hearing, the Conservation Commission shall promulgate 
rules and regulations to achieve the purposes of this Article. Failure by the Commission to 
promulgate such rules and regulations or a legal declaration of their invalidity by a court of 
law shall not act to suspend or invalidate the effect of this Article 



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SECTION 8: Definitions 

The following definitions shall apply in the interpretation and implementation of this 
Article. The term "person" shall include any individual, group of individuals, association, 
partnership, corporation, company, business organization, trust, estate, the Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts or political subdivision thereof to the extent subject to Town bylaws, 
administrative agency, public or quasi-public corporation or body, the Town of Cohasset and 
any other legal entity, its legal representatives, agents or assigns. 

The term 'alter' shall include, without limitation, the following activities when 
undertaken to, upon, within or affecting resource areas protected by this law; 

(a) removal, excavation or dredging of soil, sand, loam, peat, gravel or aggregate 
materials of any kind; 

(b) changing of pre-existing drainage characteristics, flushing characteristics, sani- 
tary distribution, sedimentation patterns, flow patterns or flood retention char- 
acteristics; 

(c) drainage or other disturbance of water level or water table; 

(d) dumping, discharging or filling with any material which may degrade water 
quality; 

(e) placing of fill, or removal of material which would alter elevation; 

(f) driving of piles, erection, alteration or repair of building or structures of any kind; 

(g) placing of obstructions or objects in water; 

(h) destruction of plant life, including cutting of trees; 

(i) changing water temperature, biochemical oxygen demand or other physical or 
chemical characteristics of water; 

(j) any activities, changes or work which may cause or tend to contribute to pollution 
of any body of water or groundwater. 
SECTION 9: Security 

As part of a permit issued under this Article, in addition to any security required by any 
other Town or state board, agency or official, the Conservation Commission may require that 
the performance and observance of any conditions imposed hereunder be secured wholly or 
in part by one or more of the methods described below: 

(a) by a proper bond or deposit of money or negotiable securities or other undertak- 
ing of financial responsibility in an amount sufficient in the opinion of the 
Commission; 

(b) by a conservation restriction, easement or other covenant enforceable in a court 
of law, executed and duly recorded by the owner of record, running with the land 
to the benefit of the Town of Cohasset requiring the permit conditions to be 
performed before any interest may be conveyed other than a mortgage interest. 

SECTION 10: Enforcement 

The Conservation Commission, its agents, officers and employees shall have authority 
to enter upon privately owned land for the purpose of performing their duties under this 
Article and make or cause to be made such examinations, surveys or sampling as the 
Commission deems necessary. 

The Commission shall have authority to enforce this Article, its regulations and permits 
issued threreunder by violation notices, administrative orders and civil and criminal court 



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actions.Upon instruction from the Board of Selectmen at the request of the Commission, the 
Town Counsel shall take legal action for enforcement of civil law. Upon request of the 
Commission, the Chief of Police shall take legal action for enforcement under criminal law. 

Town boards and officers, including any police officer or other officer having police 
powers, shall have authority to assist the Commission in enforcement. 

Any person who violates any provision of this Article, regulations thereunder, or 
permits issued thereunder, shall be punished by a fine of not more than Three Hundred ($300) 
Dollars. Each day or portion thereof during which a violation continues shall constitute a 
separate offense, and each provision of the bylaw, regulations or permit violated shall 
constitute a separate offense. 

In the alternative to criminal prosecution, the Commission may elect to utilize the 
noncriminal disposition procedure set forth in Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40, 
Section 2 ID. 
SECTION 11: Burden of Proof 

The applicant for a permit shall have the burden of providing by a preponderance of the 
credible evidence that the work proposed in the application will not have unacceptable 
significant or cumulative effect upon the wetland values protected by this Article. 
SECTION 12 Relation to the Wetland Protection Act 

This Article is adopted under the Home Rule Amendment of the Massachusetts 
Constitution and the Home Rule statutes, independent of The Wetlands Protection Act and 
regulations thereunder. 
SECTION 13: Severability 

The invalidity of any section or provision of this Article shall not invalidate any other 
section or provision thereof, nor shall it invalidate any permit or determination which 
previously has been issued", or act on anything relating thereto." 

MOVED: That the General Bylaws be amended by adding thereto a new ARTICLE 
XIV, MUNICIPAL WETLANDS PROTECTION, which shall provide as follows: 

" XIV WETLANDS PROTECTION 
SECTION 1: Purposes 

The purpose of this Article is to protect the wetlands, related water resources, and 
adjoining land areas in the Town of Cohasset by controlling activities deemed by the 
Cohasset Conservation Commission likely to have a significant or cumulative effect upon 
wedand values, including but not limited to the following: public or private water supply, 
groundwater, flood control, erosion and sedimentation control, storm damage prevention, 
water pollution control, fisheries, wildlife habitat, recreation, aesthetics and agriculture 
values ( collectively, the 'wetland values' protected by this Article). 
SECTION 2: Regulated Activities 

Except as permitted by the Cohasset Conservation Commission or as provided in this 
Article, no person shall remove, fill, dredge, build upon, or alter the following resource area: 

(a) within 100 feet of any freshwater wetland, marsh, wet meadow, bog or swamp; 

(b) within 100 feet of any bank, lake, river, pond, stream or estuary; 

(c) any land under any lake, river, pond, stream or estuary; 

(d) within 100 feet of any land subject to flooding or inundations by groundwater, 
surface water or tidal action. 



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SECTION 3: Exceptions 

The permit and application required by this Article shall not be required for maintain- 
ing, repairing or replacing an existing and lawfully located structure or facility used in the 
service of the public to provide electric, gas, water, telephone, telegraph or other telecommu- 
nication services, provided that: 

(a) the structure or facility is not substantially changed or enlarged; 

(b) written notice has been given to the Conservation Commission prior to com- 
mencement of work; 

(c) the work conforms to performance standards and design specification in regu- 
lations adopted by the Commission. 

The permit and application required by this Article shall not apply to emergency 
projects necessary for the protection of the health or safety of the public, provided that: 

(d) the work is to be performed by or has been ordered to be performed by an agency 
of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or a political subdivision thereof; 

(e) advance notice, oral or written, has been given to the Commission or its agent 
prior to commencement of work or within 24 hours after commencement; 

(f) the Commission or its agent certifies the work as an emergency project; 

(g) the work is performed only for the time and place so certified for the limited 
purposed necessary to abate the emergency; 

(h) within 21 days of commencement of an emergency project a permit application 
shall be filed with the Conservation Commission for review as provided in this 
Article. 

Upon failure to meet these requirements and any other requirements imposed by the 
Commission pursuant to this Article, the Commission may, after notice and a public hearing, 
revoke or modify an emergency project certification and order restoration and mitigation 
measures. 

Other than as stated in this Section, any exceptions provided in Massachusetts General 
Laws, Chapter 131, Section 40 ( The Wetlands Protection Act ) shall not apply under this 
Article. 
SECTION 4: Permit Application and Requests for Determination 

Written application shall be filed with the Conservation Commission to perform 
regulated activities regulated as defined in Section 2. The application shall include such 
information and plans as are deemed necessary by the Commission to describe proposed 
activities and their effects on the environment. No activities shall commence without 
receiving and complying with a permit issued pursuant to this Article. 

In its discretion, the Commission , may accept the Notice of Intent and plans filed under 
Wedands Protection Act as the application and plans under this Article. Any person desiring 
to know whether or not a proposed activity or an area is subject to this Article may request 
a determination from the Commission in writing. Such a request for determination shall 
contain data and plans specified by the regulations of the Commission. 

At the time of an application or request, the applicant shall pay a filing fee specified in 
the regulation of the Commission, the fee to be in addition to any fee required by The 
Wetlands Protections Act. The Commission may establish filing fees in amounts reasonably 
designed to recover the cost of the Town of processing such application, including the cost 



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inspection, testing, engineering, or other related consultant services. The Commission may 
waive the filing fee for an application or request filed by a government agency and shall waive 
all fees, costs and expenses for a request for determination filed by a person who is neither 
the owner nor a person acting on behalf of the owner. 
SECTION 5: Notice and Hearings 

At the same time any person files an application or request for determination with the 
Conservation Commission, he/she shall give written notice thereof, by certified mail or hand 
delivery, to all abutters according to the most recent records of the assessors, including those 
across a travelled way, a body of water, or a town line. The notice to abutters shall enclose 
a copy of the application or request, with plans, or shall state where copies may be examined 
by abutters. When a person requesting a determination is other than the owner or a person 
acting on behalf of the owner, the request, the notice of the hearing and the determination 
itself shall be sent by the Commission to the owner(s) as well as the person making the 
request. The Commission shall conduct a public hearing on any application or request for 
determination, with written notice given, at the expense of the applicant, in a newspaper of 
general circulation in the town at least five working days prior to the hearing. 

The Commission shall commence the public hearing within 21 days from receipt of a 
completed application or request for determination and shall issue its permit, denial or 
determination in writing within 21 days of the close of said public hearing. In its discretion 
the Commission may combine its hearing under this Article with a hearing conducted under 
the Wetlands Protection Act. 

The Commission shall have the authority to continue any hearing to a date certain 
announced at the hearing, for reasons stated at the hearing, which may include receipt of 
additional information offered by the applicant or others, information and plans required of 
the applicant deemed necessary by the Commission in its discretion , or comments and 
recommendations of other Town boards and officials. If the applicant objects to a continu- 
ance or postponement, the hearing shall be closed and the Commission shall take action on 
the information then available to it. 
SECTION 6: Permits, Determinations and Conditions 

If, after a public hearing, the Conservation Commission determines that the activities 
which are the subject of the application are not likely to have a significant or cumulative effect 
upon the wetland values protected by this Article, the Commission shall, within twenty-one 
(21) days of the close of the hearing, issue a permit for the activities requested. Such permit 
shall be without conditions. If, after a public hearing, the Conservation Commission 
determines that the activities which are the subject of the application are likely to have a 
significant or cumulative effect upon any or all of the wetland values protected by this Article, 
the Commission shall, within twenty-one (21) days of the close of the hearing, (i) issue a 
permit for the activities requested,in which case the Commission shall impose conditions 
which it deems necessary or desirable to protect those values, and all activities shall be done 
in accordance with those conditions, or (ii) deny a permit. The Commission may deny a 
permit for the following reasons: 

(a) Failure to meet the requirement of this Article; 

(b) Failure to submit necessary information and/or plans requested by the Commis- 
sion; 

(c) Failure to meet the design specification, performance standards and other 
requirements in regulations of the Commission; 



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(d) Failure to avoid or prevent unacceptable significant or cumulative effects upon 
any or all of the wetland value protected by this Article. 

A permit shall expire three (3) years from the date of issue. Any permit may be renewed 
once for an additional period, up to three (3) years, provided that a written request for renewal 
is received by the Commission prior to expiration, and that the Commission may grant such 
extension as it finds necessary to allow completion of the permitted work. 

A permit issued under this Article may be revoked or modified by the Commission after 
public notice and notice to the holder of the permit and a public hearing thereon, upon a 
finding of the existence of circumstances which would justify the denial of, or imposition of 
conditions on, a permit. 

In its discretion, the Commission may combine the permit or other action on an 
application issued under this Article with Order of Conditions issued under the Wetlands. 
Protection Act. 
SECTION 7: Regulations 

After public notice and public hearing, the Conservation Commission shall promulgate 
rules and regulations to achieve the purposes of this Article. Failure by the Commission to 
promulgate such rules and regulations or legal declaration of their invalidity by a court of law 
shall not act to suspend or invalidate the effect of this Article 
SECTION 8: Definitions 

The following definitions shall apply in the interpretation and implementation of this 
Article. The term "person" shall include any individual, group of individuals, association, 
partnership, corporation, company, business organization, trust, estate, the Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts or political subdivision thereof to the extent subject to Town bylaws, 
administrative agency , public or quasi-public corporation or body, the Town of Cohasset and 
any other legal entity, its legal representatives, agents or assigns. 

The term 'alter' shall include, without limitation, the following activities when 
undertaken to, upon, within or affecting resource areas protected by this law; 

(a) removal, excavation or dredging of soil, sand, loam, peat, gravel or aggregate 
materials of any kind; 

(b) changing of pre-existing drainage characteristics, flushing characteristics, salin- 
ity distribution, sedimentation patterns, flow patterns or flood retention charac- 
teristics; 

(c) drainage or other disturbance of water level or water table; 

(d) dumping, discharging or filling with any material which may degrade water 
quality; 

(e) placing of fill, or removal of material which would alter elevation; 

(f) driving of piles, erection, alteration or repair of buildings or structures of any 
kind; 

(g) placing of obstructions or objects in water; 

(h) destruction of plant life, including cutting of trees; 

(i) changing water temperature, biochemical oxygen demand or other physical or 

chemical characteristics of water; 
G) any activities, changes or work which may cause or tend to contribute to 

pollution of any body of water or groundwater. 



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SECTION 9: Security 

As part of a permit issued under this Article, in addition to any security 
required by any other Town or state board, agency or official, the Conservation Commis- 
sion may require that the performance and observance of any conditions imposedhereun- 
der be secured wholly or in part by one or more of the methods described below: 

(a) by a proper bond or deposit of money or negotiable securities or other undertak- 
ing of financial responsibility in an amount sufficient in the opinion of the 
Commission; 

(b) by a conservation restriction, easement or other covenant enforceable in a court 
of law, executed and duly recorded by the owner of record, running with the land 
to the benefit of the Town of Cohasset requiring the permit conditions to be 
performed before any interest may be conveyed other than a mortgage interest. 

SECTION 10: Enforcement 

The Conservation Commission, its agents, officers and employees shall have authority 
to enter upon privately owned land for the purpose of performing their duties under this 
Article and make or cause to be made such examinations, surveys or sampling as the 
Commission deems necessary. 

The Commission shall have authority to enforce this Article, its regulations and permits 
issued thereunder by violation notices, administrative orders and civil and criminal coiu't 
actions.Upon instruction from the Board of Selectmen at the request of the Commission, the 
Town Counsel shall take legal action for enforcement of civil law. 

Upon request of the Commission, the Chief of Police shall take legal action for 
enforcement under criminal law. 

Town boards and officers, including any police officer or other officer having police 
powers, shall have authority to assist the Commission in enforcement. 

Any person who violates any provision of this Article, regulations thereunder, or 
permits issued thereunder, shall be punished by a fine of not more than Three 
Hundred($300)Dollars.Each day or portion therof during which a violation continues shall 
constitute a separate offense, and each provision of the bylaw, regulations or permit violated 
shall constitute a separate offense. 

In the alternative to criminal prosecution, the Commission may elect to utilize the non- 
criminal disposition procedure set forth in Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 
21D. 
SECTION 11: Burden of Proof 

The applicant for a permit shall have the burden of proving by a preponderance of the 
credible evidence that the work proposed in the application will not have unacceptable 
significant or cumulative effect upon the wetland values protected by this Article. 
SECTION 12: Relation to the Wetland Protection Act 

This article is adopted under the Home Rule Amendment of the Massachusetts 
Constitution and the Home Rule statutes, independent of The Wetlands Protection Act and 
regulations thereunder. 
SECTION 13: Severability 

The invalidity of any section or provision of this Article shall not invalidate any other 
section or provision thereof, nor shall it invalidate any permit or determination which 



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previously has been issued." 

VOTED by a voice vote. Seven people questioned the Moderator. A hand count was 
taken — Yes 108, No 40. Motion passes. 

ARTICLE 47. To see if the Town will vote to amend the personnel classification 
bylaw schedule adopted under Article 5 for the Warrant of the April 7, 1988 Annual Town 
Meeting by deleting the figure "35" under the caption "Hours" relating to the position of 
Administrative Assistant ("Admin. Sec") to the Board of Health and substituting in its place 
the figure "40" under the caption "Hours"; or act on anything related thereto. 

MOVED: That the personnel classification bylaw schedule adopted under ARTICLE 
5 for the Warrant of the April 7, 1988 Annual Town Meeting be amended by deleting the 
figure "35" under the caption "Hours" relating to the position of Administrative Assistant 
("Admin. Sec") to the Board of Health and substituting in its place the figure "40" under the 
caption "Hours". 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 63. To see if the Town will accept a Collective Bargaining Agreement 
made by and between the Town of Cohasset and the Cohasset local of the International 
Brotherhood of Police Officers and to see what sum of money the Town will raise and 
appropriate to effectuate the Agreement; or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That action under this Article be postponed to an adjourned session of the 
meeting. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 49. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow a sum of money for the expansion and renovation of Milliken Field; or act 
on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That the sum of Two Hundred Eighty Thousand and 00/100 Dollars 
($280,000.00) be appropriated for the purpose of constructing and renovating the Town's 
athletic fields at Milliken and Lillard fields and for the payment of costs in connection with 
engineering design, plans and specifications, and to meet the appropriation, the Town 
Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, be authorized to borrow the sum of 
Two Hundred and Eighty Thousand and 00/100 ($280,000.00) pursuant to Massachusetts 
General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 7. 

A 2/3 vote is required. 

One hundred (100) voters in excess of the affirmative. Three (3) not voting. Motion 
adopted. 

ARTICLE 57. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow the sum of One Hundred Thousand and no/100 ($100,000.00) Dollars for 
the purpose of replacing and repairing the flat, tar and gravel roof at the Joseph Osgood 
School; or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That the sum of Sixty-Seven Thousand and 00/100 dollars (67,000.00) be 
appropriated for the purpose of replacing and repairing the flat tar and gravel roof at the 
Joseph Osgood School, and to meet the appropriation, the sum of Twenty-Five Thousand 
Three Hundred Forty-Three and 68/100 (25,343.68) be transferred from amounts raised 
under ARTICLE 7 of the November 19, 1984 Special Town Meeting, and the Treasurer, with 
the approval of the Board of Selectmen, be authorized to borrow the sum of Forty-One 



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Thousand Six Hundred Fifiy-Six and 32/100 Dollars ($4 1 ,656.32) pursuant to Massachusetts 
General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 7 (3A). 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 16.T0 see if the Town will vote to amend Section 5, AREA REGULA- 
TIONS, of the Zoning Bylaw by adding a new paragraph 11 to subsection 5.4 which shall 
provide as follows: 

"5.4.11 INCREASE DENSITY — LOW AND MODERATE 
INCOME HOUSING 

The Planning Board shall have the power pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, 
Chapter 40 A, Section 9 to grant a special permit to allow an increase in the number of building 
lots in a subdivision or the number of dwelling units in a residential cluster district ("RCDD") 
to an amount ten percent (10%) greater than that permitted by the Table of Area Regulations; 
provided, however, that as a condition of such grant, the developer of the subdivision or the 
RCDD shall be permitted to use such excess ten percent (10%) of the building lots in the 
subdivision or ten percent (10%) of the dwelling units in the RCDD that would have been 
permitted by the Table of Area Regulations shall also be used for housing for persons of low 
or moderate income, and further provided that ten percent (10%) of the building lots in the 
subdivision or ten percent (10%) of the dwelling units in the RCDD that would have been 
permitted by the Table of Area Regulations shall also be used for housing for persons of low 
or moderate income"; or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That Section 5, AREA REGULATIONS, ofthe Zoning Bylaws be amended 
by adding a new paragraph 11 to subsection 5.4 which shall provide as follows: 
"5.4.11 INCREASE DENSITY — LOW AND MODERATE 
INCOME HOUSING 

The Planning Board shall have the power pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, 
Chapter 40 A, Section 9 to grant a special permit to allow an increase in the number of building 
lots in a subdivision or the number of dwelling units in a residential cluster district ("RCDD") 
to an amount ten percent (10%) greater than that permitted by the Table of Area Regulations; 
provided, however, that as a condition of such grant, the developer of the subdivision or the 
RCDD shall be permitted to use such excess ten percent (10%) housing only as housing for 
persons of low or moderate income, and further provided that ten percent (10%) of the 
building lots in the subdivision or ten percent (10%) of the dwelling units in the RCDD that 
would have been permitted by the Table of Area Regulations shall also be used for housing 
for persons of low or moderate income." 

A 2/3 vote is required. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 26. (Inserted by the Board of Selectmen, Burtram J. Pratt, Chairman, and 
others — Citizen *s Article.) 

NAME ADDRESS 

1. L. Emmett Holt, m 63 Highland Ave. 

2. Domenic M. Baccari 55 Reservoir Rd. 

3. John Pfaffmann 45 SohierSt. 

4. John F.Howe 20 HobartLn. 

5. Anne W. Manchester 61 Nichols Rd. 



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6. 


Lindsay J. Guild 


31 


James Ln. 


7. 


Philip Bowsditch 


33 


Cedar Ln. 


8. 


Genevieve Good 


20 


Nichols Rd. 


9. 


Nancy N. Wright 


252 


South Main St. 


10. 


Janet W. MacLure 


183 


Sohier St. 



Residential 


Non-Residential 


Official 


RA RB RC 


DB WB HB LI 


Open Space 


SP SP SP 


NO SP NO SP 


NO 


NO NO NO 


SP SP SP SP 


NO 



To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 4.2 Permitted Uses of the Zoning Bylaws 
by changing two of the uses under the Retail and Service heading in the Table of Use 
Regulations as follows: 
"USE 

Private boat docks 
Boat yards,re- 
pair & open-air 
sale & storage of 
boats, boat livery 
or marina"; 

or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That Section 4.2 Permitted Uses of the Zoning Bylaws be amended by 
changing two of the uses under the Retail and Service heading in the Table of Use Regulations 
as follows: 



*USE 



Private boat docks 
Boat yards, repair 
& open-air sale 
& storage of boats, 
boat livery or marina". 

Amendment by L. Emmctt Holt, III. 

MOVED: That the main motion under Article 26 be amended by striking the 
designation **SP" under the caption "Non-Residential" with respect to "HB" and "LI" 
districts and opposite the category "Boat yards, repair and open-air sale and storage of boats, 
boat livery or marina" and substituting in their place the designation "Yes." 

Official & 











Official 










Open Space 


Residential 






Non-Residential 


District 


RA 


RB 


RC 


DB WB HB LI 




)cks SP 


SP 


SP 


NO SP NO SP 


NO 


)air NO 


NO 


NO 


SP SP SP SP 


NO 







Open space 


"USE Residential 


Non-Residential 


District 


RA RB RC 


DB WB HB LI 




Private boat docks SP SP SP 


NO SP NO SP 


NO 


Boat yards, repair NO NO NO 


SP SP YES YES 


NO 


& open-air sale 






& storage of boats. 






boat livery or marina". 






A 2/3 vote is required. 







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Amendment is adopted. 

Main motion as amended was voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 31. To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 5. AREA REGULATIONS, 

of the Zoning Bylaw by adding a new paragraph 7 to subsection 5.4 which shall read as 

follows: 

"5.4.7 In determining the maximum coverage as set forth in the Table of Area 
Regulations, only that portion of the lot which may be dedicated to allowable uses shall be 
used in making that calculation. The maximum permitted coverage shall include, but not be 
limited to all access roads and parking areas including reserve parking*'; or act on anything 
relating thereto. 

MOVED: That Section 5, AREA REGULATIONS, of the Zoning Bylaw be amended 
by adding a new paragraph 7 to subsection 5.4 which shall read as follows: 

"5.4.7 In determining the maximum coverage as set forth in the Table of Area 
Regulations, only that portion of the lot which may be dedicated to allowable uses shall be 
used in making that calculation. The maximum permitted coverage shall include, but not be 
limited to all access roads and parking areas including reserve parking." 

A 2/3 vote is required. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 32.TO see if the Town will vote to amend Section 8 — NOW CONFORM- 
ING USES , STRUCTURES AND LOTS of the Zoning Bylaw by striking therefrom Section 
8.9 and substituting in its place and stead the following Section 8.9: 

8.9 RESTORATION OF NON-CONFORMING BUILDINGS 

A building or structure devoted to a nonconforming use (whether in whole or in part) 
and a building or structure non-conforming in height, set back, yards or other provisions, 
may, if damaged, destroyed, or torn down, be repaired or reconstructed within the same 
portion of the lot, the exterior dimensions of any vertical section of which does not exceed 
that of the original building, and used as before, provided that such repair or reconstruction 
does not increase its non-conformity and is substantially completed within three years for 
residential and two years for business uses of the date of damage, destruction or razing. In 
any business or light industry district section 12.6. 1 shall apply to any such reconstruction"; 
or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That Section 8, NON-CONFORMING USES, STRUCTURES AND 
LOTS, of the Zoning Bylaw be amended by striking therefrom Section 8.9 and substituting 
in its place and stead the following Section 8.9: 

"8.9 RESTORATION OF NON-CONFORMING BUILDINGS 

A building or a structure devoted to a non-conforming use (whether in whole or in part) 
and a building or structure non-conforming in height, set back, yards or other provisions, 
may, if damaged, destroyed, or torn down, be repaired or reconstructed within the same 
portion of the lot, the exterior dimensions of any vertical section of which does not exceed 
that of the original building, and used as before, provided that such repair or reconstruction 
does not increase its non-conformity and is substantially completed within three years for 
residential and two years for business uses of the date of damage, destruction or razing. In 
any business or light industry district Section 12.6.1 shall apply to any such reconstruction." 

A 2/3 vote is required. 



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VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 34. To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 2.1 — DEFINITIONS 
of the Zoning Bylaws by striking therefrom the definition of "Floor Area, Net" and 
substituting in its place and stead the following definition for *'Roor Area, Net" and by adding 
thereto in its appropriate alphabetical location a definition of "Common Driveway" which 
definition shall read as follows: 

"Floor Area Net — the sum of the areas of the several floors of a building, measured 
from the interior faces of the walls. It does not include cellars, unenclosed porches, or attics 
not used for human occupancy or any floor space in accessory buildings or in the main 
building intended and designed for the parking of motor vehicles in order to meet the parking 
requirements of this Bylaw, or any such floor space intended and designed for accessory 
heating and ventilating equipment. Any areas usable for human occupancy are to be 
considered a part of the net floor area. 

Common Driveway — a driveway having access over legal frontage and serving more 
than one lot, all lots served having legal frontage. A Common Driveway may not serve as 
legal frontage"; or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That Section 2.1, DEHNITIONS, of the Zoning Bylaws be amended by 
striking therefrom the definition of "Floor Area, Net" and substituting in its place and stead 
the following definition for "Floor Area, Net" and by adding thereto in its appropriate 
alphabetical location a definition of "Common Driveway" which definition shall read as 
follows: 

"Floor Area Net — the sum of the areas of the several floors of a building, measured 
from the interior faces of the walls. It does not include cellars, unenclosed porches, or attics 
not used for human occupancy or any floor space in accessory buildings or in the main 
building intended and designed for the parking of motor vehicles in order to meet the parking 
requirements of this Bylaw, or any such floor space intended and designed for accessory 
heating and ventilating equipment. Any area usable for human occupancy are to be 
considered a part of the net floor area. 

Common Driveway — a driveway having access over legal frontage and serving more 
than one lot, all lots served having legal frontage. A Common Driveway may not serve as 
legal frontage." 

MOVED: by Robert Sturdy to have action on this Article postponed until the next 
session of Town Meeting on Wednesday, April 5, 1989. 

Motion for postponement prevails. 

ARTICLE 18. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow a sum of money for the purchase of a truck and body for the Wire Department 
and authorize the sale or trade-in of the present 1980 truck and body currently used by the 
Wire Department; or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That the sum of Twenty-Seven Thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($27,000.00) 
be raised and appropriated by taxation for the purchase of a truck and body for the Wire 
Deparmient and authorize the sale or trade-in of the present 1980 truck and body currently 
used by the Wire Deparmient. 
VOTED by a voice vote. 

Notice is hereby given that a motion to reconsider Articles 64, 49, 57 & 1 8 will be made 



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at the adjourned session of this meeting. 

MOVED: That this Annual Town Meeting be adjourned to Wednesday, April 5, 1989 
at 7:30 P.M. at the Cohasset High School Gymnasium. Voted unanimously by a voice vote 
at 10:50 P.M. 

WEDNESDAY EVENING — APRIL 5, 1989 

Wednesday Night — Articles acted on which were chosen by random selection. 
Checkers previously appointed and sworn in by the Town Clerkreported to work at 7:00 P.M. 
Tellers appointed by the Moderator reported at 7:30 P.M. with the exception of Robert Pape 
who was replaced by Raymond Buckley. The Moderator called the meeting to order at 7:50 
P.M. A total of 189 voters checked in on Wednesday. 

ARTICLE 20. To see if the Town will vote to amend ARTICLE IV of the General 
Bylaws — APPOINTED TOWN OmCERS, by adding thereto a new paragraph (j) to 
Section 6 which shall provide as follows: 

"(j) The Building Inspector shall be responsible for the enforcement of all of the 
Town's Zoning Bylaws and shall have all of the powers and duties with respect thereto as set 
forth in the Town's Zoning Bylaw and Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 40A, Section 
7" or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That ARTICLE IV of the General Bylaws, APPOINTED TOWN OFH- 
CERS, be amended by adding thereto a new paragraph (j) to Section 6 which shall provide 
as follows: 

"(j) The Building Inspector shall be responsible for the enforcement of all of the town's 
Zoning Bylaws and shall have all of the powers and duties with respect thereto as set forth 
in the Town's Zoning Bylaw and Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A, Section 7." 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 35. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow a sum of money to purchase and equip a used dog van for the dog officer; 
the sum so raised and appropriated, transferred or borrowed to be expended under the 
direction of the Board of Selectmen; or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That the sum of Seven Thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($7,000.00) be raised 
and appropriated from taxation to purchase and equip a used dog van for the dog officer; the 
sum so raised and appropriated shall be expended under the direction of the Board of 
Selectmen. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 30. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from 
available funds or borrow the sum of Twenty Thousand and no/ 100 ($20,000.00) Dollars for 
the design and construction of a lavatory and work area for the wastewater treatment plant; 
or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That the sum of Twenty Thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($20,000.00) be 
raised and appropriated from taxation for the design and construction of a lavatory and work 
area for the wastewater treatment plant. 

VOTED by a voice vote — motion defeated. Seven people questioned the Moderator. 
A hand vote was taken — Yes 48, No 108. 

Motion is defeated. 

ARTICLE 29. To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 1-7 of Division B of the 



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"Rules and Regulations Concerning Sewer Use Cost Recovery , and Policy on Sanitary Sewer 
Connection to the Public Sewerage Systems" by striking said Section 1-7 in its entirety and 
substituting in its place and stead the following section: 

"Section 1-7 Sewer Service Charges. On a quarterly basis there shall be assessed 
against each customer connected to the sanitary sewer system a sewer service charge. The 
assessment of sewer service charges shall be based upon the volume of sewage emanating 
from each residential, business and commercial property connected to the sanitary sewer 
system. The following charges shall apply to the preceding structures as defined by the 
Assessor for tax assessment purposes. 

Residential and Commercial Rate. The volume of sewerage from residential and 
commercial buildings shall be taken as one hundred (100%)percent of water consumption for 
the same quarter utilizing the water meter as the basis for sewerage flow. A minimum of 
twenty-seven dollars and thirty-eight cents ($27.38) shall be charged with a minimum of 
1095 cubic feet of sewage per quarter associated with this minimum charge. All sewage flow 
as recorded by the water meter in excess of 1095 cubic feet per quarter shall be assessed at 
the rate of two and 50/100 ($2.50) Dollars per one hundred cubic feet, such rates to be 
effective for sewer use covered by the quarterly billing issued in July, 1989 and thereafter"; 
or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That Section 1-7 of Division B of the "Rules and Regulations Concerning 
Sewer Use Cost Recovery, and Policy on Sanitary Sewer Connection to the Public Sewerage 
Systems: be amended by striking said Section 1-7 in its entirety and substituting in its place 
and stead the following section: 

"Section 1-7 Sewer Service Charges. On a quarterly basis there shall be assessed 
against each customer connected to the sanitary sewer system a sewer service charge. The 
assessment of sewer service charges shall be based upon the volume of sewage emanating 
from each residential, business and commercial property connected to the sanitary sewer 
system. The following charges shall apply to the preceding structures as defined by the 
Assessor for tax assessment purposes. 

Residential and Commercial Rate. The volume of sewerage from residential and 
commercial buildings shall be taken as one hundred (100%) percent of water consumption 
for the same quarter utilizing the water meter as the basis for sewerage flow. A minimum of 
twenty-seven dollars and thirty-eight cents ($27.38) shall be charged with a minimum of 
1095 cubic feet of sewage per quarter associated with this minimum charge. All sewage flow 
as recorded by the water meter in excess of 1095 cubic feet per quarter shall be assessed at 
the rate of two and 50/100 ($2.50) Dollars per one hundred cubic feet, such rates to be 
effective for sewer use covered by the quarterly billing issued in July, 1989 and thereafter." 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 48. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to 
petition the General Court to enact special legislation authorizing the Town to establish a fund 
separate from its other monies which will be funded by twenty (20%) percent of the revenue 
collected from sewer service charges paid by the sewer system users in any fiscal year; and 
the funds so deposited shall be used for the maintenance and upgrade of sewer system 
equipment; and the fund to be entitled "Repair, Maintenance and Upgrade of Equipment and 
Sewer Lines"; or act on anything relating thereto. 



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MOVED: That action on this Article be indefinitely postponed 

Indefinite postponement voted unanimously by a voice vote. 
RESOLUTION BY EDWARD GUILD, 
SEWER COMMISSIONER 

WHEREAS F. Charles DeSantis has served the Town for the last six years as 
Chairman of the Cohasset Sewer Commission and has devoted thousands of hours to service 
of the Town in that office 

BE IT RESOLVED that this meeting express its gratitude for his dedication, 
perseverance and devotion to the Town he loves so dearly. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

MOTION to reconsider Article 55 by Stephen J. O'Connor, Jr. of 198 South Main 
Street. 

A hand count was taken. 

Yes 77, No 104. 

Motion for reconsideration does not prevail. 

RESOLUTION BY L. EMMETT HOLT, IH 

Resolved that it is the sense of this Town Meeting that we will not accept a tax increase 
in the order of 16%. We therefore request the Board of Selectmen, the School Committee, 
the Advisory Committee and Department Heads, immediately after Town Elections, to create 
a new budget, including Articles 4,5 ,6 and all other money articles which in the aggregate will 
not exceed an 8 % increase. This new budget will then be presented to a Town Meeting in May 
1989. Be it further resolved that the override ballot be so constructed as to provide an option 
for this 8% increase in the total budget. 

VOTED — Resolution is rejected by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 25. To see if the Town will vote to petition the General Court to enact 
legislation that would create certain municipal revolving accounts, which legislation would 
provide as follows: 

"(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 44, 
Section 53, the Town of Cohasset may establish in the town treasury escrow deposit accounts 
which the Town Treasurer/Collector of Cohasset shall keep separate and apart from all other 
monies. The Treasurer/Collector shall keep separate records with respect to the deposits to 
and disbursements from each account. 

(b) The escrow deposit accounts shall be depositories for funds turned over to the Town 
Treasurer/Collector by the Cohasset Planning Board, the Cohasset Board of Health or the 
Cohasset Conservation Commission (hereinafter collectively called the "Municipal Agen- 
cies'*). The source of the funds shall be from individuals and entities who are seeking various 
approvals and permits from one or more of the Municipal Agencies, which funds will be used 
to defray engineering and legal costs incurred by the Town in reviewing engineering plans, 
applications and other documents relating to the approval requested by the individual or 
entity who made the deposit. Each Municipal Agency, by regulation shall prescribe the 
amount of deposit which will be required to defray engineering costs and legal fees in 
connection with any permits it is authorized to give. 

(c) The principal and interest of each respective escrow deposit account shall be 
expended at the direction of the Municipal Agency which deposited the funds with the Town 



Treasurer/Collector by the Treasurer/collector to pay for all reasonable engineering and legal 
fees and costs incurred in connection with the project for which the deposit was made. At the 
conclusion of the permit process and upon final approval or denial of the relief sought, to the 
extent that any funds remain in the account, they shall be returned to the individual or entity 
who originally deposited them with the Planning Board, Board of Health or Conservation 
Commission as the case may be"; or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That the Board of Selectmen be authorized and directed to petition the 
General Court to enact legislation that would create certain municipal revolving accounts, 
which legislation would provide as follows: 

**(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 44, 
Section 53, the Town of Cohasset may establish in the town treasury escrow deposit accounts 
which the Town Treasurer/Collector of Cohasset shall keep separate and apart from all other 
monies. The Treasurer/Collector shall keep separate records with respect to the deposits to 
and disbursements from each account. 

(b) The escrow deposit accounts shall be depositories for funds turned over to the Town 
Treasurer/Collector by the Cohasset Planning Board, the Cohasset Board of Health or the 
Cohasset Conservation Commission (hereinafter collectively called the "Municipal Agen- 
cies"). The source of the funds shall be from individuals and entities who are seeking various 
approvals and permits from one or more of the Municipal Agencies, which funds will be used 
to defray engineering and legal costs incurred by the Town in reviewing engineering plans, 
applications and other documents relating to the approval requested by the individual or 
entity who made the deposit. Each Municipal Agency, by regulation shall prescribe the 
amount of deposit which will be required to defray engineering costs and legal fees in 
connection with any permits it is authorized to give. 

(c) The principal and interest of each respective escrow deposit account shall be 
expended at the direction of the Municipal Agency which deposited the funds with the Town 
Treasurer/Collector by the Treasurer/Collector to pay for all reasonable engineering and 
legal fees and costs incurred in connection with the project for which the deposit was made. 
At the conclusion of the permit process and upon final approval or denial of the relief sought, 
to the extent that any funds remain in the account, they shall be returned to the individual or 
entity who originally deposited them with the Planning Board, Board of Health or Conser- 
vation Commission as the case may be." 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 41. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow the sum of Ten Thousand and no/100 ($10,000.00) Dollars for the purpose 
of refurbishing, and equipping a unit of the Fire Department apparatus known as Forestry # 1 , 
a 1982 Ford/Farrar four-wheel drive bush pumper; the funds so raised, appropriated, 
transferred or borrowed to be expended under the direction of the Fire Chief; or act on 
anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That the sum of Ten Thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($10,000.00) be raised 
and appropriated from taxation for the purpose of refurbishing, and equipping a unit of the 
Fire Department apparatus known as Forestry # 1 , a 1982 Ford/Farrar four-wheel drive bush 
pumper; the funds so raised and appropriated shall be expended under the direction of the Fire 
Chief. 



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Motion defeated by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 68. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow the sum of Sixteen Thousand Seven Hundred Thirty-five and no/lOO 
($16,735.00) Dollars to be used to purchase and equip a ride-on lawn mower with four-wheel 
drive for the Tree, Park and Cemetery Department; or act on anything related thereto. 

MOVED: That the sum of Sixteen Thousand Seven Hundred Thirty-five and 00/100 
($ 1 6,735 .00) be raised and appropriated from taxation to be used to purchase and equip a ride- 
on lawn mower with four-wheel drive for the Tree, Park and Cemetery Department. 

VOTED by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 59. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow a sum of money for the purpose of removing underground gasoline tanks at 
the Police/Fire Station lot; or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That the sum of Ten Thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($10,000.00) be raised 
and appropriated from taxation for the purpose of removing underground gasoline tanks at 
the Police/Fire Station lot. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 39. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow a sum of money to retain professional services to assist in a computerization 
need study and provide technical assistance in the selection of any needed computer hardware 
and software; the sum so raised and appropriated, transferred or borrowed to be expended 
under the direction of the Board of Selectmen; and further to authorize the Board of 
Selectmen to apply for such grants and assistance as they deem necessary or appropriate with 
respect to such study; or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That the sum of Twenty Thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($20,000.00) be 
raised and appropriated from taxation to be used to retain professional services to assist in a 
computerization need study and provide technical assistance in the selection of any needed 
computer hardware and software; the sum so raised and appropriated shall be expended under 
the direction of the Board of Selectmen; and further that the Board of Selectmen be directed 
to apply for such grants and assistance as they deem necessary or appropriate with respect to 
such study. 

Motion is defeated. 

ARTICLE 42. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow the sum of Seven Thousand Five Hundred and no/100 ($7,500.00) Dollars 
for the purpose of purchasing equipment and training firefighters/EMTs to provide Pressur- 
ized Anti-Shock Garments and Automatic Defibrillation as part of the Cohasset Emergency 
Medical Service Program; the funds so raised, appropriated, transferred or borrowed to be 
expended under the direction of the Fire Chief; or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That the sum of Seven Thousand Five Hundred and 00/100 Dollars 
($7,500.00) be raised and appropriated from taxation for the purpose of purchasing equip- 
ment and training firefighters/EMTs to provide Pressurized Anti-Shock Garments and 
Automatic Defibrillation as part of the Cohasset Emergency Medical Service; Program; the 
funds so raised and appropriated shall be expended under the direction of the Fire Chief. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 



ARTICLE 37. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from 
available funds or borrow a sum of money to supplement funds appropriated under ARTICLE 
5 of the Warrant for the May 2, 1988 Special Town Meeting to be used to reroof theold portion 
of the Town Hall; the sum so raised and appropriated, transferred or borrowed to be expended 
under the direction of the Board of Selectmen; or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That the sum of Twenty-Six Thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($26,000.00) be 
raised and appropriated from taxation to supplement funds appropriated under ARTICLE 5 
of the Warrant for the May 2, 1 988 Special Town Meeting to be used to reroof the old portion 
of the Town Hall; the sum so raised and appropriated shall be expended under the direction 
of the Board of Selectmen. 

Amendment by Richard Henderson, Town Counsel. 

MOVED: That the sum of Twenty Six Thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($26,000.00) be 

borrowed to supplement funds appropriated under ARTICLE 5 of the Warrant for the May 

2, 1988 Special Town Meeting to be used to reroof the old portion of the Town Hall; the sum 

so raised and appropriated shall be expended under the direction of the Board of Selectmen. 

A 2/3 vote is required. 

Amendment is adopted. 

Main motion as amended is voted unanimously by a voice vote. 
ARTICLE 60. To see if the Town will vote to accept the provisions of Massachusetts 
General Law, Chapter 140, Section 147 A to permit the Town to enact bylaws and ordinances 
relative to the regulation of dogs; or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That the Town accept the provisions of Massachusetts General Law, 
Chapter 140, Section 147 A to permit the Town to enact bylaws and ordinances relative to the 
regulation of dogs. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 27. (Inserted by the Board of Selectmen, Burtram J. Pratt, Chairman, and 
others — Citizen's Article.) 

ADDRESS 
South Main St. 
Gushing Rd. 
Margin St. 
So. Main St. 
Spring St. 
Spring St. 
Pond Rd. 
Ash St. 
antLn. 

Jerusalem Rd. 

Request the Town of Cohasset to raise and appropriate Seven Thousand Eight Hundred 
and no/100 ($7,800.00) to remove ledge and repair the turn of the road at the lowest (easterly) 
end of Pond Street. This is to correct a dangerous, unsafe section of our roadway. 

Details of this corrective procedure to be carried out as directed by the Highway 
Surveyor; or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That this Article be indefinitely postponed. 





NAME 




1. 


Herbert R. Towle 


91A 


2. 


Thomas M. Healy, Jr. 


49 


3. 


Mary N. Grassie 


28 


4. 


Jane J. White 


99 


5. 


Charles E. Butman, Jr. 


17A 


6. 


Lois J. Butman 


17A 


7. 


Edward Mulvey 


50 


8. 


Harry S. Jason 


16 


9. 


Ralph Peroncello 


Plea: 


10. 


William F. Malloy 


86 



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Indefinite postponement voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 53. To see if the town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow a sum of money to pay the cost of re-laying the brick walkway from the 
driveway to the new wing of the town hall; or act on anything related thereto. 

MOVED: That the sum of One Thousand Six Hundred and 00/100 Dollars ($ 1 ,600.00) 
be raised and appropriated from taxation to pay the cost of re-laying the brick walkway from 
Highland Avenue to the new wing of the Town Hall. 

VOTED — Motion is defeated. 

ARTICLE 33. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow the sum of Sixty Thousand and no/100 ($60,000.00) Dollars for the purpose 
of testing, refurbishing and equipping a unit of Fire Department apparatus known as Ladder 
1, a 1978 Seagrave 100 foot aerial ladder U'uck; the funds so raised, appropriated, transferred 
or borrowed to be expended under the direction of the Fire Chief; or act on anything relating 
thereto. 

MOVED: That the sum of Sixty Thousand and 00/100 dollars ($60,000.00) be raised 
and appropriated by taxation for the purpose of testing, refurbishing and equipping a unit of 
Fire Department apparatus known as Ladder 1 , a 1978 Seagrave 100 foot aerial ladder truck; 
the funds so raised, appropriated, transferred or borrowed to be expended under the direction 
of the Fire Chief. 

Amendment by Raymond Kasperowicz, member of the Advisory Board. 

MOVED: That the main motion under Article 33 be amended by striking the sum Sixty 
Thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($60,000.(X)) and substituting in its place the sum Twenty -Five 
Thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($25,000.00), and by striking the words "testing, refurbishing 
and equipping" and substituting in their place the words "testing and refurbishing the aerial 
portion of the ladder truck." 

Amendment is defeated by a voice vote. 

Main motion voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 67. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow a sum of money for the construction of sidewalks adjacent to various town 
roads to be determined by the Board of Selectmen and the Highway Surveyor; or act on 
anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That the sum of Twenty-Five Thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($25,000.00) 
be raised and appropriated from taxation for the construction of sidewalks adjacent to various 
town roads to be determined by the Board of Selectmen and the Highway Surveyor. 

VOTED: Motion is defeated. 

ARTICLE 61. (Inserted by the Board of Selectmen, Burtram J. Pratt, Chairman, and 
others — Citizen's Article.) 

ADDRESS 
Forest Avenue 
Atlantic Ave. 
Norf'olkRd. 
Beach St. 
South Main St. 
Beechwood St. 
King Street 
North Main Street 



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NAME 




1. 


Daniel C. Leahy 


215 


2. 


Curtis W. Smalzel 


165 


3. 


Francis R. Coffey 


25 


4. 


Donald E. Staszko 


172 


5. 


Robert E. Martin 


59 


6. 


Wayne Sawchuk 


432 


7. 


Andrea Merrill 


465 


8. 


Marie Higgins 


211 



9. Patricia A. Leahy 215 Forest Avenue 

10. JillA. Rosano 325 North Main Street 

To see if the Town will vote to amend the applicable local tax rate imposed in 
accordance with Chapter 64G, Section 3A of the General Laws upon the transfer of 
occupancy of any room or rooms of any hotel, lodging house or motel located within the 
Town of Cohasset by reducing the existing rate from four (4%) percent of the total amount 
of rent for each occupancy to zero (0%) percent*'; or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED; That the applicable local tax rate imposed in accordance with Chapter 64G, 
Section 3 A of the General Laws upon the transfer of occupancy of any room or rooms of any 
hotel, lodging house or motel located within the Town of Cohasset be amended by reducing 
the existing rate from four percent (4%) of the total amount of rent for each such occupancy 
to zero percent (0%). 

Motion is adopted. 

ARTICLE 45. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow a sum of money to construct a passive leachate collections and control system 
at the Cedar Street Solid Waste Disposal Facility as required by the DeparUnent of 
Environmental Quality Engineering order; or act on anything related thereto. 

MOVED: That this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

Indefinite postponement voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 56. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow the sum of Eighty-Seven Thousand and no/100 ($87,000.00) dollars for the 
purpose of purchasing three (3) 1989 school buses, two (2) 65/71 passenger and one (1) 16/ 
20 passenger) ;or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That the sum of Eighty-Seven Thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($87,000.00) 
be appropriated for the purchase of two (2) 65/71 passenger school buses and one (1) 16/20 
passenger school bus, and to meet the appropriation, the Treasurer, with the approval of the 
Board of Selectmen, be authorized to borrow the sum of Eighty-Seven Thousand and 00/100 
Dollars ($87,000.00) pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 7(9). 

Amendment to the motion by L. Christine Bassett, member of the Advisory Board. 

MOVED: That the main motion under Article 56 be amended by striking the words 
and number "two (2) 65/71 passenger school buses" and substituting the words and number 
"one (1) 65/71 passenger school bus" and by striking the sum Eighty-Seven Thousand and 
00/100 ($87,000.00)" and substituting in its place the sum "Fifty-Two Thousand and 00/100 
Dollars ($52,000.00). 

VOTED on amendment. Amendment is adopted unanimously. 

VOTED on main motion as amended. Motion is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 38. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow a sum of money to be used to paint the exterior of the old Town Hall, and 
repair or replace gutters, downspouts, fascia, trim and related work; the sum so raised and 
appropriated, transferred or borrowed to be expended under the direction of the Board of 
Selectmen; or act on anything relating thereto. 



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MOVED: That the sum of Fifteen Thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($15,000.00) be 
raised and appropriated from taxation to be used to paint the exterior of the old Town Hall 
and repair or replace gutters, downspouts, fascia, trim and related work; the sum so raised and 
appropriated shall be expended under the direction of the Board of Selectmen. 

VOTED by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 36. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow a sum of money to repair or replace the septic system at Government Island, 
the sum so raised and appropriated, transferred or borrowed to be expended under the 
direction of the Board of Selectmen; or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That the sum of Five Thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($5,000.00) be raised 
and appropriated from taxation to repair or replace the septic system at Government Island; 
the sum so raised and appropriated shall be expended under the direction of the Board of 
Selectmen. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 34. MOVED: That the main motion under Article 34 be amended by 
substituting the following definition of "floor area net": 

Floor Area Net — The sum of the areas of the several floors of a building, measured 
from the interior faces of the walls. It does not include cellars, unenclosed porches, attics, any 
floor space in accessory buildings or in the main building intended and designed for the 
parking of motor vehicles in order to meet the parking requirements of this bylaw, or any such 
floor space intended and designed for accessory heating and ventilating equipment if the 
foregoing are not usable for human occupancy. Any areas usable for human occupancy are 
to be considered a part of the net floor area. 

Common Driveway — a driveway having access over legal frontage and serving more 
than one lot, all lots served having legal frontage. A Common Driveway may not serve as 
legal frontage." 

A 2/3 vote is required. 

Amendment is adopted unanimously. 

Main motion as amended voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

NOTICE is hereby given that a motion to reconsider the following Articles will be 
made at an adjourned session of this meeting: Articles 35,68,59,42,37,33,56,38,36 & 48. 

MOVED: that this meeting be adjourned to Saturday, April 8, 1989 to the Town Hall 
Auditorium at 8:00 A.M. for the election of town officers. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote at 1 1:30 P.M. 
A True Record 
Attest: 

Frances L. Marks 
Town Clerk 



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TOWN ELECTION APRIL 8, 1989 

Polls Opened at 8:00 A.M. Closed at 6:00 P.M. 

Total Voted 2,295 
47% Voted 

The Town Election was held in the Town Hall on Saturday, April 8, 1989. 

The Ballot boxes were opened and inspected by the Warden and Clerk. The boxes were 
found to be empty and the numbers on the registers were zero. The side doors were locked. 
The top door was open for ballots to be deposited. The keys were given to the Warden and 
Police Officer. 

The Elected Officers were sworn in at 7:55 A.M. by Town Clerk, Frances L. Marks. 
The Moderator declared the polls open at 8:00 A.M. 



Domenic M. Baccari 




Jacquelyn McGuire 




Margaret Heman 




Dorothea Parmenter 




Geraldine Ainslie 




Ruth Pratt 




Constance Jones 




Janet W. MacLure 




Grace Tuckerman 




Marion Douglas 




Kathleen Rhodes 




Katherine M. Lincoln 


SELECTMEN FOR THREE YEARS 






Vote for Two 




PCTl ] 


PCT2 


James L. Gallagher 


3 


292 


448 


Richard P. Barrow 


4 


211 


344 


Charles M. Kane 


5 


251 


309 


Diana D. Komet 


6 


586 


371 


Edwin H. Tebbetts 


7 


698 


512 


Blanks 




245 


321 


Total 




2283 


2305 


ASSESSOR FOR THREE YEARS 






Vote for One 








Thomas S. Duggan 


10 


822 


810 


Blanks 




320 


343 


Total 




1142 


1153 


SCHOOL COMMITTEE FOR THREE YEARS 




Vote for Two 








C. Christopher Ford 


13 


750 


676 


H. Edward Brennock, Jr. 


14 


379 


592 


Ralph Kidder 


15 


637 


518 


Blanks 




517 


519 


Total 




2283 


2305 


TRUSTEE OF PAUL PRATT LIBRARY 




FOR THREE YEARS 








Vote for Three 








Barbara M. Power 


18 


845 


803 


Lucia R. Woods 


19 


817 


731 


Melvin Waldfogel 


20 


682 


646 



82 



Blanks 1080 1277 2357 

Total 3424 3457 6881 

BOARD OF HEALTH FOR THREE YEARS 

Vote for One 

Sharon L. Becker 21 743 642 1385 

Hugh Joseph Morgan 22 289 419 708 

Blanks 110 92 202 

Total 1142 1153 2295 

WATER COMMISSIONER FOR THREE YEARS 

Vote for One 

Ronald Goodwin 25 873 907 1780 
Blanks 269 246 515 

Total 1142 1153 2295 

SEWER COMMISSIONER FOR THREE YEARS 

Vote for One 

Henry A. Rattenbury 28 811 720 1531 

Manuel Salvador 29 267 348 615 

Blanks 64 85 149 

Total 1142 1153 2295 

PLANNING BOARD FOR FIVE YEARS 

Vote for One 

WiUiamJ.Good 32 833 804 1637 

Blanks 309 349 658 

Total 1142 1153 2295 

RECREATION COMMISSION FOR FIVE YEARS 

Vote for One 

Shelanne S. Durkin 35 834 842 1676 

Blanks 307 310 617 

Total 1142 1153 2295 

COHASSET HOUSING AUTHORITY FOR FIVE YEARS 

Vote for One 

Anthony J. Finegan 38 339 528 867 

Joanne Young Nawn 39 535 402 937 

Blanks 268 223 490 

Total 1142 1153 2295 

The polls closed at 6:00 P.M. The Moderator declared the results at 8:30 P.M. He then 

moved that the meeting be adjourned to the continutation of Town Meeting on May 31, 1989 

at 7:30 P.M. at the High School. 

A True Copy 
ATTEST 
Frances L. Marks 
Town Clerk 



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SPECIAL TOWN ELECTION MAY 6, 1989 

Polls Opened at 8:00 A.M. Closed at 6:00 P.M. 

Total Voted 2,285 
47% Voted 

The Town Election was held in the Town Hall on Saturday, May 6, 1989. 

The ballot boxes were opened and inspected by the Warden and Clerk. The boxes were 
found to be empty and the numbers on the registers were zero. The side doors were locked. 
The top door was opened for ballots to be deposited. The keys were given to the Warden and 
Police Officer. 

The Elected Officers were sworn in at 7:55 A.M. by Town Clerk, Frances L. Marks. 
The Warden declared the polls opened at 8:00 A.M. 

Domenic M. Baccari Ronald Goodwin 

Maria Pape Mary A. Fiori 

Janet MacLure Ruth F. Pratt 

Dorothea Parmenter Katherine M. Lincoln 

Kathleen M. Rhodes Grace R. Tuckerman 

Margaret C. Heman Marion L. Douglas 

Jacquelyn McGuire Ann C. Leonard 

Jean Salvador Constance Jones 

LEVY OVERRIDE 
QUESTION 1: YES 2, NO 3 

Shall the Town of Cohasset be allowed to assess an additional $844,000. in real estate 
and personal property taxes for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1989 for the purpose of fully 
funding the approved Town Operating Budget; and paying for Mosquito Control ($2,000), 
Elected Officials Longevity Pay ($900), Unpaid Legal BUls, ($2,969), the installation of a 
Septic System at Government Island ($5,000), Painting of the Town Hall ($15,000), and for 
the Removal of Gas Tanks ($10,000)? 

PRE 1 PRE 2 TOTAL 

YES 2 525 497 1022 

NO 3 556 607 1163 

BLANKS 43 57 100 

TOTAL 1124 1161 2285 

CAPITAL OUTLAY EXCLUSION 
QUESTION 2: YES 11, NO 12 

Shall the Town of Cohasset be allowed to asses an additional $58,235. in real estate and 
personal property taxes for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1989 for the purpose of paying 
for a Wire Department Truck ($27,000), a Dog Van ($7,000), Defibrillation Equipment 
($7,500), and a Ride-On Mower ($16,735)? 

PRE 1 PRE 2 TOTAL 

YES 11 320 287 607 

NO 12 751 824 1575 

BLANKS 53 50 103 

TOTAL 1124 1161 2285 



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QUESTION 3: YES 17, NO 18 

Shall the Town of Cohasset be allowed to assess an additional $60,000. in real estate 
and personal property taxes for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1989 for the purpose of 
paying for the refurbishing and additional equipment for the Fire Department Ladder Truck? 







PREl 


PRE 2 


TOTAL 


YES 


17 


408 


401 


809 


NO 


18 


671 


724 


1395 


BLANKS 




45 


36 


81 


TOTAL 




1124 


1161 


2285 



DEBT EXCLUSION 
QUESTION 4: YES 23, NO 24 

Shall the Town of Cohasset be allowed to exempt from Proposition 2 1/2, so called, the 
amount required to pay the bond issue in order to make renovations, an addition and purchase 
equipment for the Police/Fire Station? 

PRE 1 PRE 2 TOTAL 

YES 23 414 387 801 

NO 24 675 733 1408 

BLANKS 35 41 76 

TOTAL 1124 1161 2285 

QUESTION 5: YES 27, NO 28 

Shall the Town of Cohasset be allowed to exempt from Proposition 2 1/2, so called, the 
amount required to pay the bond issue for the repair and replacement of the roof at the Town 
Hall? 

PRE 1 PRE 2 TOTAL 

YES 27 508 443 951 

NO 28 572 672 1244 

BLANKS 44 46 90 

TOTAL 1124 1161 2285 

QUESTION 6: YES 32, NO 33 

Shall the Town of Cohasset be allowed to exempt from Proposition 2 1/2, so called, the 
amount required to pay the bond issue for the repair and replacement of the roof at the Osgood 
School? 

PRE 1 PRE 2 TOTAL 

YES 32 663 578 1241 

NO 33 430 557 987 

BLANKS 31 26 57 

TOTAL 1124 1161 2285 

QUESTION 7: YES 37, NO 38 

Shall the Town of Cohasset be allowed to exempt from Proposition 2 1/2, so called, the 
amount required to pay the bond issue for the purchase of two (2) school buses? 

PRE 1 PRE 2 TOTAL 

YES 37 520 453 973 

NO 38 569 688 1257 

BLANKS 35 20 55 

TOTAL 1124 1161 2285 



85 



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46 


NO 


47 


BLANKS 




TOTAL 





DEBT EXCLUSION 
QUESTION 8: YES 41, NO 42 

Shall the Town of Cohassetbe allowed to exempt from Proposition 2 1/2, so called, the 
amount required to pay the bond issue for the design and specification for the construction 
of a cemetery? 

PRE 1 PRE 2 TOTAL 

YES 41 438 424 862 

NO 42 645 688 1333 

BLANKS 41 49 90 

TOTAL 1124 1161 2285 

QUESTION 9: YES 46, NO 47 

Shall the Town of Cohasset be allowed to exempt from Proposition 2 1/2, so called, the 
amount required to pay the bond issue for the design and engineering for the expansion of 
Milliken/Lillard Field? 

PRE 1 PRE 2 TOTAL 

507 434 941 

573 683 1256 

44 44 88 

1124 1161 2285 

The Polls closed at 6:00 P.M. The vote was declared at 6:45 p.m. The election was 
dissolved at 7:30 P.M. 

A True Record: 
ATTEST 
Frances L. Marks 
Town Clerk 
CONTINUATION OF TOWN MEETING 
MAY 31, 1989 
The continuation of the Annual Town Meeting was held on Wednesday, May 3 1 , 1989 
at 7:30 P.M. at the Cohasset High School Gymnasium. 

Checkers previously appointed for entrance by the Selectmen and sworn in by the 
Town Clerk, Frances L. Marks, at 7:00 P.M. were Kathleen M. Rhodes, Constance S. Jones, 
Marion Douglas, Jacquelyn McGuire, Janet McLure, Ruth F. Pratt, Dorothea Parmenter, 
Betty Lou Pearce and Geraldine Ainslie. 

Tellers appointed by Moderator, William D. Weeks, at 7:30 P.M. were Grace R. 
Tuckerman, Arthur Lehr, Jr. Louise Flint and Robert Pape. 

The Moderator called the meeting to order at 7:42 P.M. and a quorum of 100 was 
present at that time. Total registered voters checked in on the voting lists totaled 988 voters. 
ARTICLE 4. Moved that Article 4 be reconsidered. 
Motion for reconsideration prevails. 

Amendment by Jane Goedecke 
Chairman of the Advisory Board 
MOVED: That the main motion under Article 4 be amended so that it reads as follows: 
^TVIOVED: That this Article be considered, covered and acted upon in one vote; that 
the sum of $1 1,814,458.97 is appropriated, the sum of $98,294.00 for salaries of elected 



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Town Officials as follows: Town Clerk, $26,632.00; Clerk, Board of Registrars, $329.00; 
Highway Surveyor $31,066.00; Moderator, $1.00; Treasurer/Collector, $31,066.00; Select- 
men, $5,500.00; Assessors, $3,700.00; for the ensuing fiscal year and that $11,716,164.97 
for Personal Services, Expenses and Capital Outlays, Interest, Maturing Debt and other 
charges for various departments for the ensuing year being recommended for all purposes, 
as set forth in Exhibit "A" annexed hereto, consisting of six (6) pages, and to meet the 
appropriation the following be transferred from Wadleigh Park Trust $420.00; Robert 
Charles BilUngs Trust $92.00; and Billings — Pratt Trust $78.00; Wheelwright $1,300.00; 
Income from Trust Funds — Cemeteries; Woodside $5,997.00; Beechwood $705.00; 
Perkins $345.00; from Pension Trust Fund $70,000.00 and the balance as follows: from 
Water Revenue $790,964.33; and from taxation the sum of $10,944,577.64." 



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COST OF AMENDMENTS TO PERSONNEL COMMITTEE BY-LAW 
IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 5 



Department Personal Services 


% Increase 


Reduction 


Revised 


3 


Selectmen's Office 


2,486.20 


454.00 


2,032.20 


4 


Executive Secretary 


2,677.50 




2,677.50 


15 


Election and Town Meetings 


542.71 


102.31 


440.40 


25 


Town Accountant 


3,719.17 




3,719.17 


29 


Assessors 


2,080.12 




2,080.12 


35 


Treasurer-Collector's Office 


2,959.31 


503.12 


2,456.19 


39 


Town Clerk 


1,045.60 




1,045.60 


63 


Planning Board 




(415.92) 


415.92 


65 


Town Hall 


1,272.40 




1,272.40 


101 


Police-Clerical 


534.96 




534.96 


103 


Fire-Clerical 


528.28 




528.28 


109 


Tree and Park 


4,707.85 


420.25 


4,287.60 


111 


Harbor 


1,425.20 




1,425.20 


113 


Building Inspector's Office 


3,301.72 


1,123.07 


2,178.65 


121 


Wire Department 


4,308.10 


543.30 


3,764.80 


300 


Highway 


6,564.92 


1,338.19 


5,226.73 


403 


Landfill 


3,287.64 


1,474.73 


1,812.91 


403 


Landfill-Recycling 


395.18 


395.18 


0.00 


407 


Sewer 


603.20 




603.20 


487 


Conservation 


583.16 




583.16 


501 


Board of Health 


3,496.35 




3,496.35 


531 


Council on Aging 


1,287.65 




1,287.65 


571 


Cemeteries 


1,215.36 




1,215.36 


601 


Library 


9,154.80 




9.154.80 


621 


Recreation 


1,955.20 




1,955.20 




60,132.58 


5,938.23 


54,194.35 


1 


Water (From Water Revenue) 
Grand Total 


14.693.33 




14.693.33 




$74,825.91 


$5,938.23 


$68,887.68 



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APPENDIX B 

CAPITAL OUTLAY ALLOTMENTS 

OTHER THAN SCHOOLS 

NOTE: The term Capital Outlay covers an expenditure of $200.00 or more for 
equipment or of $500.00 or more for the reconstruction or establishment of a physical 
betterment, the useful life of which is expected to exceed two years. Separate line appropria- 
tion are shown for these items since they represent special and specific allotments and are 
intended to be expended solely for the purposes indicated. 

July 1, 1989 
June 30, 1990 Total 



3,000.00 



Town Hall 




Repairs to Garage 




Police: 




Two Police Cruisers 


27,835.00 


Four Mobile Radios 


9,280.00 


Breathalyzer 


330.00 


Fire: 




4" Supply Hose 


2,800.00 


4"" Hose adapters 


200.00 


Tree & Park: 




Replace lawn mower motor 




Wire: 




Fire alarm wire 


920.00 


Fire alarm movement 


475.00 


Outer fire alarm case 


300.00 


Landfill: 




Used Tractor 


10,000.00 


Used Oil Collector 


500.00 


Incinolet Toilet 


1,569.95 


Sewer: 




Various Equipment 




Board of Health: 




Personal Computer/Printer 




Coimcil on Aging: 




Card table and chairs 




Water Dept: 




Engineering Services 




Repair setding section 





Totals 



37,445.00 



3,000.00 



1,900.00 



1,695.00 



12,069.95 



5,000.00 



3,573.00 



380.00 
$68,062.95 

10,000.00 

6.000.00 

$16,000.00 

$84,062.95 



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Amendment by Burtram Pratt 
Chairman of the Board of Selectmen. 

MOVED: That the main motion under Article 4 be further amended so that it reads as 
follows: 

"MOVED: That this Article be considered, covered and acted upon in one vote; that 
the sum of $1 1,685,490.93 is appropriated, the sum of $98,294.00 for salaries of elected 
Town officials as follows: Town Clerk, $26,632.00; Clerk, Board of Registrars, $329.00; 
Highway Surveyor, $3 1 ,066.00;Moderator, $ 1 .00; Treasurer/Collector, $3 1 ,066.00; Select- 
men, $5,500.00; Assessors, $3,700.00; for the ensuing fiscal year and that $11,587,196.93 
for Personal Services, Expenses and Capital Outlays, Interest, Maturing Debt and other 
charges for various departments for the ensuing fiscal year as shown on Exhibit "A" annexed 
hereto consisting of six (6) pages and to meet the appropriation the following be transferred 
from Wadleigh Park Trust $420,00; Robert Charles B illings Trust $92.00; and Billings - Pratt 
Trust $78.00; Wheelright $1,300.00; Income from Trust Funds — Cemeteries; Woodside 
$5,997.00; Beechwood $705.00; Perkins $345.00; from Pension Trust Fund $191,724.91; 
and the balance as follows: from Water Revenue $790,964.33; and from taxation the sum of 
$10,693,864.69." 

Selectmen's amendment to Article 4. 

Amendment defeated by a voice vote. 

Amendment by Barbara Bliss 
Chairman of the School Committee 

MOVED: That the first amendment under Article 4 be further amended by deleting the 
sum $5,358,947.00 opposite the caption "Total Schools*' and substituting the sum 
$5,458,947.00 so that the School Budget, Department 200 will be increased by $100,000. 

School Committee's amendment to Article 4. 

A hand count was called for by the Moderator. 

In favor 601 and opposed 235. Motion is adopted. 

Amendment by Chief Brock to amend Article 4 
Advisory Board's amendment. 

MOVED: To amend the amendment to Article 4 that under Department 103 Fire the 
line entitled Personal services be amended to read $878,607 and the appropriate totals so 
adjusted and the amount of $56,896 be added and the monies transferred from the pension 
fund. 

Motion is defeated by a voice vote. 

Amendment by Advisory Committee 

as amended by Barbara Bliss 
Chairman of the School Committee 

Motion was adopted by a voice vote. 

Motion as amended. 

Motion adopted as amended. 

ARTICLE 5. MOVED: That Article 5 be reconsidered. 

Motion for reconsidered prevails 



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Amendment to Article 5 

by Christine Bassett 

member of the Advisory Committee. 

MOVED; That the main motion under Article 5 be amended so that the main motion 
reads as follows: 

"MOVED: that the report and recommendation of the Personnel Committee with 
respect to amending the Personnel Classification Bylaw schedule be and hereby is amended 
as heretofor adopted; and that the sum of Fourteen Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-Three and 
33/100 ($14,693.33) Dollars be appropriated from Water Department Revenue and the 
balanceofFifty-FourThousandOneHundredNinety-Fourand 35/100 ($54,194.35) Dollars 
as raised and appropriated by taxation to pay the increase set forth in the amended schedule 
for the ensuing fiscal period and these amounts are to be credited to the personal service and 
expense appropriation accounts effected in accordance with the attached schedule; and 
further: 

MOVED: That the schedule adopted under Article 5 be amended as follows: 

(a) By deleting the position of Administrative Coordinator to the Board of Selectmen 
and substituting the following: 

Pay Position 

Department Group Authorized Schedule Hours 

Administrative Secy F 1 1 40 

(b) By deleting the position of Heavy Equipment Operator to the Water Department 
and substituting the following: 

Pay Position 

Department Group Authorized Schedule Hours 

Heavy Equip. Oper. G 1 1 40 

Meter Inspector 

(c) By deleting the step raise increases relating to Library Pages and substituting the 
following: 

Library Pages 

1st step 4.00 

2nd step 4.50 

Max. step 5.00 

(d) Be deleting the step raise increases with respect to the Recreation Department 
Clerks and substituting the following: 

Recreation Dept. Clerk 

1st step 4.00 

2nd step 4.50 

Max, step 5.00 

Voted by a voice vote. 
Main motion as amended by Christine Bassett voted by a voice vote. 

RESOLUTION BY MAX POUNDER 
Resolve that it is the sense of this meeting that the Board of Selectmen vote to hold an 
override election with respect to the budget adopted by the Town Meeting tonight. 
Resolution is adopted. 



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ARTICLE 15. MOVED ihat Article 15 be reconsidered. 

Voted not to reconsider Article 15 by a voice vote. 

Seven people questioned the decision of the Moderator. 

A hand count was taken. 

In favor 1 19 opposed 164. Motion to reconsider does not prevail. 

Stands as voted on April 1, 1989. 

MOVED: That this Annual Town Meeting be adjourned to Monday, June 5, 1989 at 
7:30 P.M. at the Cohasset High School Gymnasium. Voted unanimously by a voice vote at 
11:10P.M. 
A True Record: 
ATTEST: 

Frances L. Marks 
Town Clerk 

CONTINUATION OF TOWN MEETING —JUNE 5, 1989 

The Continuation of the Annual Town Meeting was held on Monday, June 5, 1989 at 
7:30 P.M. at the Cohasset High School Gymnasium. 

Checkers previously appointed for entrance by the Selectmen and sworn in by the 
Town Clerk, Frances L. Marks, at 7:00 P.M. were Kathleen M. Rhodes, Constance S. Jones, 
Marion Douglas, Jacquelyn McGuire, Geraldine Ainslie, Janet McLure, and Ruth F. Pratt. 

Tellers appointed by Moderator, William D. Weeks, at 7:30 P.M. were Raymond 
Buckley, Arthur Lehr, Jr., Louise Flint and Robert Pape. 

The Moderator called the meeting to order at 7:50 P.M. and a quorum of 100 was 
present at that time. Total registered voters checked in on the voting lists totaled 357 voters. 
RESOLUTION BY BURTRAM PRATT 
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN 

WHEREAS James L. Gallagher served for three years on the Board of Selectmen, and 
previously for five years as a member of the Recreation Commission, two years as Vice 
Chairman; and his further service included membership on the Harbor, Cable TV and 
Municipal Garage Study Committees, and 

WHEREAS his love of community, and his abiding interest in youth activities, 
recreation and the environment were valuable attributes in the performance of his duties in 
these various capacities 

NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved that the citizens of Cohasset in Town Meeting 
assembled on this fifth day of June, 1989 record their deep appreciation for the service 
rendered by James L. Gallagher, and further that it is the expressed wish of the citizens here 
assembled that he may enjoy good health, happiness, and great success in all of his endeavors. 

RESOLUTION adopted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 18. MOVED: That Article 18 be reconsidered. (Wire Dept. Truck — 
$27,000.00) 

Motion for reconsideration prevails. 

MOVED: That Article 18 be indefinitely postponed. 

Indefinite postponement voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 19. MOVED: That Article 19 be reconsidered. (Police/Fire Station — 



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$714,000.00) 

Motion for reconsideration prevails. 

MOVED: That all of the borrowing authority authorized under Article 19 be and it 
hereby is rescinded, and further 

MOVED: That the Police/Fire Renovation Study Committee remain in office and 
return to a future Special or Annual Town Meeting with a similar or revised plan for the 
Police/Fire Station. 

Voted by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 33. MOVED: That Article 33 be reconsidered. (Ladder Truck — 
$60,000.00) 

Motion for reconsideration prevails. 

MOVED: That action under Article 33 be indefinitely postponed. 

Indefinite postponement voted by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 35. MOVED: That Article 35 be reconsidered. (Dog Van — $7,000.00) 

Motion for reconsideration prevails. 

MOVED: That action under Article 35 be indefinitely postponed. 

Indefinite postponement voted by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 38. MOVED: That Article 38 be reconsidered. (Painting Town Hall — 
$15,000.00) 

Motion for reconsideration prevails. 

MOVED: That action under Article 38 be indefinitely postponed. 

Indefinite postponement voted by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 42. MOVED: That Article 42 be reconsidered. (Defibrillation Equipment 
— $7,500.00 

Motion to reconsider was rejected by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 49. MOVED: That Article 49 be reconsidered. (Milliken Field — 
$280,000.00) 

Motion to reconsider was rejected by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 56. MOVED: That Article 56 be reconsidered. (School Buses — 
$52,000.00) 

Motion for reconsideration prevails. 

MOVED: That the borrowing authority authorized under Article 56 be and hereby is 
rescinded. 

Motion to rescind is adopted. 

ARTICLE 63. MOVED: That the Town accept a Collective Bargaining Agreement 
made by and between the Town of Cohasset and the Cohasset Police Association and that the 
Town raise and appropriate from taxation the sum of Sixty Four Thousand, Three Hundred 
Forty Eight and 66/100 (64,348.66) Dollars to effectuate the Agreement. 

Voted by a voice vote. The Moderator was uncertain and called for a hand count. Yes 
224, No 76. Motion to accept is approved. 

RESOLUTION BY MAX POUNDER 

Resolved that all articles approved at this Town Meeting for Prop. 2-1/2 override be 
listed as separate individual items on the ballot. 



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Resolution adopted by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 64. MOVED: That Article 64 be reconsidered. (Longevity Elected 
Officials — $900.00) 

Motion for reconsideration prevails. 

MOVED: That action under Article 64 be indefinitely postponed. 

Indefinite postponement voted by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 68. MOVED: That Article 68 be reconsidered. (Tree & Park Mower — 
$16,735.00) 

Motion for reconsideration prevails. 

MOVED: That action under Article 68 be indefinitely postponed. 

Indefinite postponement voted by a voice vote. 

MOTION by Burtram Pratt, Chairman of the Board of SelecUnen that this meeting be 
dissolved. Voted unanimously by a voice vote at 10:00 P.M. 
A True Record 
ATTEST: 

Frances L. Marks 
Town Clerk of Cohasset 

SPECIAL TOWN ELECTION JUNE 28, 1989 

Polls Opened at 7:00 A.M. Closed at 8:00 P.M. 

Total Voted 2,515 

50.33% Voted 

The Special Town Election was held in the Town Hall on Wednesday, June 28, 1989. 
The ballot boxes were opened and inspected by the Warden and Clerk. The boxes were 

found to be empty and the numbers on the registers were zero. The side doors were locked. 

The top door was opened for ballots to be deposited. The keys were given to the Warden and 

Police Officer. 

The Elected Officers were sworn in at 6:30 A.M. by Town Clerk, Frances L. Marks. 

The Warden declared the polls opened at 7:00 A.M. 

Domenic Baccari Ann C. Leonard 

Dorothea Parmenter Fred Koed 

Maria Pape Janet MacLure 

Kathleen Rhodes Katherine Lincoln 

Margaret C. Heman Jean McAuliffe 

Mary F. Fiori Patricia Laugelle 

Ruth Pratt Constance S. Jones 

Grace R. Tuckerman Marion Douglas 

JacquelynMcGuire LEVY OVERRIDES 

QUESTION NO. 1: YES 2, NO 3 

Shall the Town of Cohasset be allowed to assess an additional $303,800.00 in real 

estate and personal property taxes for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1989 for the purpose 

of fully funding the approved Town Operating Budget, including without limitation, the 

School Department Budget? 



104 







PREl 


PRE 2 


TOTAL 


YES 


2 


587 


510 


1097 


NO 


3 


596 


758 


1354 


BLANKS 




32 


32 


64 


TOTAL 




1215 


1300 


2515 



QUESTION NO 2: YES 8, NO 9 

Shall the Town of Cohasset be allowed to assess an additional $203,800.00 in real 
estate and personal property taxes for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1989 for the purpose 
of funding a Town Operating Budget, including without limitation, the School Department 
Budget? 







PREl 


PRE 2 


TOTAL 


YES 


8 


672 


633 


1305 


NO 


9 


513 


640 


1153 


BLANKS 




30 


27 


57 


TOTAL 




1215 


1300 


2515 



YES 


15 


NO 


16 


BLANKS 




TOTAL 





QUESTION NO 3: YES 15, NO 16 

Shall the Town of Cohasset be allowed to assess an additional $64,348.66 in real estate 
and personal property taxes for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1989 for the purposes of fully 
funding an approved collective bargaining agreement made by and between the Town of 
Cohasset and the Cohasset Local of The International Brotherhood of Police Officers? 

PRE 1 PRE 2 TOTAL 

474 489 953 

700 781 1481 

41 30 71 

1215 1300 2515 

CAPITAL OUTLAY EXCLUSIONS 
QUESTION NO 4: YES 22, NO 23 

Shall the Town of Cohasset be allowed to assess an additional $ 10,000.00 in real estate 
and personal property taxes for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1989 for the purpose of 
paying for the removal of underground gasoline tanks at the Cohasset Fire Station? 

PRE 1 PRE 2 TOTAL 

YES 22 514 509 1023 

NO 23 657 756 1413 

BLANKS 44 35 79 

TOTAL 1215 1300 2515 

QUESTION NO. 5: YES 28, NO 29 

Shall the Town of Cohasset be allowed to assess an additional $7,500.00 in real estate 
and personal property taxes for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1989 for the purpose of 
purchasing Defibrillation Equipment? 

PRE 1 PRE 2 TOTAL 

YES 28 654 680 1334 

NO 29 520 589 1109 

BLANKS 41 31 72 

TOTAL 1215 1300 2515 



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DEBT EXCLUSIONS 
QUESTION NO. 6: YES 42, NO 43 

Shall the Town of Cohasset be allowed to exempt from Proposition 2 1/2, so called, the 
amount required to pay the bond issue for the design and specifications for the construction 



of a cemetery? 










PREl 


PRE 2 


TOTAL 


YES 42 


410 


444 


854 


NO 43 


736 


802 


1538 


BLANKS 


69 


54 


123 


TOTAL 


1215 


1300 


2515 



QUESTION NO 7: YES 46, NO 47 

Shall the Town of Cohasset be allowed to exempt from Proposition 2 1/2, so called, the 
amount required to pay the bond issue for design and engineering service relating to the 
expansion of Milliken/Lillard Field and for the construction of the expansion of Milliken/ 
Lillard Field? 







PREl 


PRE 2 


TOTAL 


YES 


46 


506 


452 


958 


NO 


47 


648 


800 


1448 


BLANKS 




69 


54 


123 


TOTAL 




1215 


1300 


2515 



QUESTION NO 8: YES 52, NO 53 

Shall the Town of Cohasset be allowed to exempt from Proposition 2 1/2, so called, the 
amount required to pay the bond issue for the repair and replacement of the roof of the original 
Town Hall building? 

PRE 1 PRE 2 TOTAL 

YES 52 491 474 965 

NO 53 673 772 1445 

BLANKS 51 54 105 

TOTAL 1215 1300 2515 

Polls closed at 8:00 P.M., the vote was declared at 8:50 P.M. 
The election was dissolved at 9:00 P.M. 
A true record: 
Attest 

Frances L. Marks 
Town Clerk of Cohasset 
SPECIAL TOWN MEETING — OCTOBER 10, 1989 
INDEX 
ARTICLE # DESCRIPTION OF ARTICLE 

1 Amend General Bylaw, Section 26 Facility Permits. Motion amended 
and then adopted. 

2 Amend General Bylaw, Section 3, Elected Town Officers, Section e 
(minutes of Town Meeting). Indefinitely postponed. 

3 Adopt fees — Town Clerk's Office Approved. 

4 Amend General Bylaw, Section 12, of Article VII, (Dog Regulations) 

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Approved. 

5 Amend General Bylaw, Section 17 of Article IV, Appointed Town 
Officers (Animal Control Officer). Approved. 

6 Transfer $16,500 from "Debt Interest Town Hall Project" to account 
"Debt Principal Town Hall Project.'* Approved. 

7 Transfer $7,800 from the stabilization fund for a compressor for the 
Highway Department. Approved. 

8 Transfer $1,983.50 from free cash and $14,879 from lottery aid for the 
purpose of paying unpaid bills. Approved. 

9 Amend certain line items in the 1990 budget. Approved. 

10 Increase Fire Dept. salary account by $10,500. Approved. 

1 1 Transfer a sum of money to meet the wage and salary obligations of the 
landfill personnel. Approved. 

12 Transfer $2,500 from the account "Woodside Cemetery Sale of Lots" for 
the design or construction costs for the expansion of Beechwood 
Cemetery. Approved. 

13 Increase fees for Class I & Class II Auto Dealers licenses to $100. 
Approved. 

14 Transfer from the stabilization fund the sum of $16,500 for a brush 
chipper for the Tree & Park Dept. Approved. 

15 Transfer from the stabilization fund $15,335 for purchasing & equipping 
a police cruiser. Approved. 

16 Rescind authorization to borrow the sum of $50,000 for design & 
engineering for the Town Cemetery. Indefinitely postponed. 

17 Raise a sum of money to pay the costs of engineering and design 
services pertaining to a Town cemetery. Indefinitely postponed. 

18 Rescind authorization to borrow $280,000 as voted under Article 49 of 
the warrant for the annual town meeting relating to the expansion of 
MillikenA-illard Field. Indefinitely postponed. 

19 Transfer $30,000 from water surplus to the general fund. Approved. 

20 Rescind action under Article 59 of the warrant for the annual town 
meeting $10,000 for removing underground tanks at Police/Fire Station. 

21 Amend Section 5, Area Regulation of Zoning Bylaw new subsection 
5.4.7. Approved. 

22 Amend Section 8.9 and substituting in its place and stead a new section 
8.9. Approved. 

23 Amend Section 5 and add a new paragraph 1 1 to 5.4. of Zoning Bylaw. 
Approved. 

24 Amend Section 4 of Zoning Bylaw Use Regulations. Approved. 

25 Amend Section 2.1 Definitions of Zoning Bylaws. Approved. 

26 Transfer from free cash $1800 to be used in connection with celebrations 
on Memorial Day & Veteran's Day. Approved 

27 Amend the schedule of water rates. Indefinitely postponed. 

28 Taking by eminent domain a parcel of land on King St.. Indefinitely 
postponed. 

29 Borrow $26,000 to reroof the old portion of Town Hall. Indefinitely 
postponed. 

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TOWN CLERK'S REPORT OF THE SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1989 

At the Special Town Meeting held at the Cohasset High School Auditorium at 7:30 

P.M. the following articles were contained in the warrant and acted upon as recorded. 

Checkers previously appointed for entrance by the Selectmen and sworn in by the 

Town Clerk, Frances L. Marks at 7:00 P.M. were Margaret C. Heman, Kathleen M. Rhodes, 

Constance S. Jones, Jacquelyn McGuire, and Marion L. Douglas. 

Tellers appointed by Moderator William D. Weeks at 7:30 P.M. were Robert S. Pape, 

Arthur L. Lehr, Jr., Grace Tuckerman and Louise Rint. 

The Moderator called the meeting to order at 7:45 P.M. and a quorum of 100 was J 

present at that time. The Town Clerk proceeded to read the call of the meeting. Total ! 

registered voters checked in on the voting list totaled 181. j 

ARTICLE 1. To See if the Town Will amend the General Bylaws by striking j 

paragraphs (b) and (c) of Section 26, Article VII SAFETY AND PUBLIC ORDER, and | 

substitute in their place the following paragraphs (b) and (c): I 

"(b) Facility Permits, Sandy Beach Association Parking Permits, and Government 
Island Parking Permits shall be issued under the direction of the Board of Selectmen 
or their designee. 

(c) Facility permits for residents shall be valid for the following areas: Sandy Beach 
Parking Lot, Government Island, and the Edwin A. Young Parking Lot. Sandy Beach 
Association Parking Permits shall be valid only for Sandy Beach Parking Lot, and non- 
resident Government Island Parking Permits shall be valid only for Government Island 
parking areas."; 
ARTICLE 1. MOVED: That ArUcle VII, SAFETY AND PUBLIC ORDER, of the 

General Bylaws be amended by striking therefrom paragraphs (b) and (c) of Section 26, and 

substituting in their place the following paragraphs (b) and (c): 

"(b) Resident Parking Permits, Sandy Beach Association Parking Permits, and 

Government Island Parking Permits shall be issued under the direction of the Board 

of Selectmen or their designee. 

(c) Parking Permits for residents shall be valid for the following areas: Sandy 

Beach Parking Lot, Government Island, and the Edwin A. Young Parking Lot. 

Sandy Beach Association Parking Permits shall be valid only for Sandy Beach 

Parking Lot, and non-resident Government Island Parking Permits shall be valid 

only for Government Island parking areas."; 

Amendment by Raymond Kasperowicz, member of the Advisory Committee. 

ARTICLE 1 — AMENDMENT 

MOVED: That the main Motion under Article 1 be amended by striking any reference 

therein to Paragraph (b) of Section 26 so that the main Motion will read as follows: 

"MOVED: that Article VII, SAFETY AND PUBLIC ORDER, of the General Bylaws 

be amended by striking therefrom Paragraph (c) of Section 26, and substituting in its place 

the following Paragraph (c): 

*(c) Parking Permits for residents shall be valid for the following areas: Sandy 
Beach Parking Lot, Government Island, and the Edwin A. Young Parking Lot. 
Sandy Beach Association Parking Permits shall be valid only for Sandy Beach 



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Parking Lot, and non-resident Government Island Parking Permits shall be valid 

only for Government Island parking areas.'" 

Vote on the amendment. A hand out was taken Yes 96, No 61. Amendment passes. 

Act on main motion as amended. Motion is adopted. 

ARTICLE 2. To see if the Town will amend the General Bylaws by striking Paragraph 
(e) of Section 3, Article III, ELECTED TOWN OFFICERS and substituting in its place the 
following: 

"(e) The Town Clerk shall keep minutes of all Town Meetings and record all votes 
as declared by the Moderator. Her report of any Town Meeting shall include each article in 
its entirety, together with a summary of the main motion and any amendments thereto and 
the disposition thereof;" 

Article 2. MOVED; That this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 3. To see if the Town, pursuant to the authority granted by Massachusetts 
General Laws, Chapter 262, Section 34, will adopt the following fees with respect to 
documents to be provided by or recorded with the Town Clerk: 

(a) furnishing a certificate of birth $5.00 

(b) filing a business name certificate 10.00 

(c) furnishing a certificate of death 5.00 

(d) recording notice of intention of marriage and 

issuing a certificate thereof 20.00 

(e) furnishing a certificate of marriage 5.00 

(f) recording any other document not specifically itemized above or for which no 
fee is specifically provided in Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 262, 
Section 34 $5 .00 (for the first page) 

2.00 (each additional page); 

and further to see if the Town will authorize the Town Clerk to charge a fee of $3.00 
for issuing a Voter Registration Card. 

MOVED: Pursuant to the authority granted by Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 
262, Section 34, that the Town adopt the following fees with respect to documents to be 
provided by or recorded with the Town Clerk: 

(a) furnishing a certificate of birth $5.00 

(b) filing a business name certificate 10.00 

(c) furnishing a certificate of death 5.00 

(d) recording notice of intention of marriage and 

issuing a certificate thereof 20.00 

(e) furnishing a certificate of marriage 5.00 

(f) recording any other document not specifically itemized above or for which no fee 
is specifically provided in Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 262, Section 34 
(for the first page) $5.00 

(each additional page) 2.00; 
and, further: 

MOVED: that the Town authorize the Town Clerk to charge a fee of $3.00 for issuing 
a Voter Registration Card. 



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Article 3. Motion is adopted. 

ARTICLE 4. To see if the Town will amend the General Bylaws by striking Section 
12 of Article VII, SAFETY AND PUBLIC ORDER, and substituting the following Section 
12: 

"Section 12 

(a) No person shall keep and maintain a dog in the Town of Cohasset unless it is 
licensed. The license period each year shall be from January 1 to December 3 1 . 

(b) The fees for the licensing of dogs will be $6.00 for spayed females and neutered 
males and $10.00 for unspaycd females and unneutered males until December 31, 1989; and 
thereafter the annual fees for licensing of dogs will be $8.00 for spayed females and neutered 
males and $15.00 for unspayed females and unneutered males. 

(c) Any individual who has not licensed his or her dog by May 1 , in any year, shall pay 
an additional late fee of $25.00 

(d) The fee for the licensing of kennels will be as follows: 

Number of Dogs Fee 

1 - 3 $45.00 

4 - 9 90.00 

10 or more 135.00 

(e) The animal control officer, upon apprehending any dog, shall make a complete 
registry, entering the breed, color and sex of such dog, its license number, and the name and 
address of the owner, if known. 

(0 No person shall keep a dog which, by biting, barking or any other activity disturbs 
the peace and quiet of any neighborhood or endangers the safety of any person. No dog shall 
be permitted to run upon public or private property without the express permission of the 
owner, occupant or custodian of such property. The animal control officer shall impound any 
dog found to be in violation of these provisions. 

(g) Violations of this section of the Bylaw will result in the following penalties: 
First violation $25.00 

Second violation 35.00 

Third and subsequent violations 50.00 

(h) The fine for failure to vaccinate for rabies will be $50.00 

(i) If an owner of an impounded dog is known, such owner shall be given notice of the 
impounding within twenty-four hours thereof. Such owner may reclaim the dog upon 
payment of a fee of $ 1 5.00 for the first reclaiming in any calendar year; $20.00 for the second 
reclaiming in any calendar year; and $30.00 for the third and each subsequent reclaiming in 
any calendar year, together with the license fee, if unpaid and the reasonable costs incurred 
by the Town for impounding and maintaining the dog. The- boarding fee for impounded dogs 
shall be the current rate then charged by the boarding kennel. 

(j) Disposition of dogs not reclaimed shall be in accordance with the laws of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

(k) Licenses will be issued at the Town Clerk's office. Proof of rabies vaccination and 
spaying or neutering certificates are required to obtain a license. Dogs must be licensed at the 
age of six months or older or within thirty (30) days of the date on which the owner of the dog 
becomes a resident; whichever event shall first occur. 

(1) Wild life shall be removed from public or private property at the discretion of the 
animal control officer and service fee shall be charged accordingly. 

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(m) All animal bites shall be reported immediately to the animal control officer;" 

MOVED: That Article VII, SAFETY AND PUBLIC ORDER, of the General Bylaws 
be amended by striking therefrom Section 12 and substituting the following Section 12: 
"Section 12 

(a) No person shall keep and maintain a dog in the Town of Cohasset unless it is 
licensed. The license period each year shall be from January 1 to December 31. 

(b) The fees for the licensing of dogs will be $6.00 for spayed females and neutered 
males and $ 10.00 for unspayed females and unneutered males until December 3 1 , 1989; and 
thereafter the annual fees for licensing of dogs will be $8.00 for spayed females and neutered 
males and $15.00 for unspayed females and unneutered males. 

(c) Any individual who has not licensed his or her dog by May 1 , in any year, shall pay 
an additional late fee of $25.00. 

(d) The fee for the licensing of kennels will be as follows: 

Number of Dogs Fee 

1 - 3 $45.00 

4 - 9 90.00 

10 or more 135.00 

(e) The Animal Control Officer, upon apprehending any dog, shall make a complete 
registry, entering the breed, color and sex of such dog, its license number, and the name and 
address of the owner, if known. 

(f) No person shall keep a dog which, by biting, barking or any other activity disturbs 
the peace and quiet of any neighborhood or endangers the safety of any person. No dog shall 
be permitted to run upon public or private property without the express permission of the 
owner, occupant or custodian of such property. The animal control officer shall impound any 
dog found to be in violation of these provisions. 

(g) Violations of this section of the Bylaw will result in the following penalties: 

First violation $25.00 

Second violation 35.00 

Third and subsequent violations 50.00 

(h) The fine for failure to vaccinate for rabies will be $50.00. 

(i) If an owner of an impounded dog is known, such owner shall be given notice of the 
impounding within twenty-four hours thereof. Such owner may reclaim the dog upon 
payment of a fee of $ 1 5.00 for the first reclaiming in any calendar year; $20.00 for the second 
reclaiming in any calendar year; and $30.00 for the third and each subsequent reclaiming in 
any calendar year, together with the license fee, if unpaid and the reasonable costs incurred 
by the Town for impounding and maintaining the dog. The boarding fee for impounded dogs 
shall be the current rate then charged by the boarding kennel. 

(j) Disposition of dogs not reclaimed shall be in accordance with the laws of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

(k) Licenses will be issued at the Town Clerk's office. Proof of rabies vaccination and 
spaying or neutering certificates are required to obtain a license. Dogs must be licensed at the 
age of six months or older or within thirty (30) days of the date on which the owner of the dog 
becomes a resident; whichever event shall first occur. 



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(1) Wild life shall be removed from public or private property at the discretion of the 
animal control officer and a service fee shall be charged accordingly. 

(m) All animal bites shall be reported immediately to the Animal Control Officer." 

Amendment to Article 4 by Diana Komet, member of the Board of Selectmen. 

MOVED: That the main motion under Article 4 be amended by striking the word 
"shall" as it appears in paragraph (f) and substitute the word "may". 

Article 4. Vote on amendment as offered by Diana Komet. Motion is defeated. 

Vote on main motion — motion is adopted. 

ARTICLE 5. To see if the Town will amend the General Bylaws, ARTICLE IV, 
APPOINTED TOWN OFFICERS by deleting Paragraph (e) of Section 17 and by deleting 
Paragraphs (a) and (c) of Section 17 and substituting in their place the following: 
"(a) The animal control officer shall be appointed annually by the Board of 

Selectmen, 
(c) The animal control officer shall have such powers and duties as are provided in Chapter 

140, Sections 136A through 175, of the Massachusetts General Laws." 

MOVED: That Article IV, APPOINTED TOWN OFFICERS , of the General Bylaws 
be amended by deleting Paragraph (e) of Section 17 and by deleting Paragraphs (a) and (c) 
of Section 17 and substituting in their place the following Paragraphs (a) and (c): 
"(a) The Animal Control Officer shall be appointed annually by the Board of Selectmen, 
(c) The Animal Control Officer shall have such powers and duties as are provided and are 

assigned to a Dog Officer in Chapter 140, Sections 136A through 175, of the 

Massachusetts General Laws." 

Article 5. Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 6. To see if the Town will authorize the Town Accountant to transfer the 
sum of Sixteen Thousand Five Hundred ($ 16,500.00) Dollars from the account entitled "Debt 
Interest Town Hall Project" to the account entided "Debt Principal Town Hall Project"; 

MOVED: That the Town Accountant be authorized and directed to transfer the sum 
of Sixteen Thousand Five Hundred ($16,500.00) Dollars from the account entitled "Debt 
Interest Town Hall Project" to the account entitled "Debt Principal Town Hall Project". 

Article 6. Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 7. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow a sum of money for the purpose of purchasing a new compressor for the 
Highway Department, or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That the sum of Seven Thousand Eight Hundred and no/100 ($7,800.00) 
Dollars be transferred from the Stabilization Fund for the purpose of purchasing a new 
compressor for the Highway Department. 

Article 7. A 2/3 vote is required. 

Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

Mrs. Gjesteby gave Mr. Litchfield a wooden duck in appreciation for the work done 
on the Meeting House Pond. 

ARTICLE 8. To sec if the Town will appropriate or transfer from available funds a 
sum of money for the purpose of paying unpaid bills itemized below and relating to prior 
fiscal years; or act on anything relating thereto. 



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1987 
1988 
1988 
1989 
1989 

1989 

1989 



1989 



Department 

Police 

Police 

Police 

Police 

Parking Clerk 

Selectmen 



Amount 

$325.00 
110.00 

1,113.71 
510.00 
113.40 



Fiscal Year Vendor 

1987 Brigham & Women's Hospital 

Brigham-Farber Radiology Group 

Brigham & Women's Hospital 

Brigham-Farber Radiology Group 

Datamatix, Inc 

Roche, Carens & DeGiacomo 

(legal services — Harbor Dept.) 

McGowan, Engel, Tucker, Garrett Selectmen 

& Schults 

Warner & Stackpole Selectmen 

(legal fees Environmental Matters — 

Cohasset Heights) 

Goodwin, Proctor & Hoar Sewer 

MOVED: That the sum of Sixteen Thousand Eight Hundred Sixty-Two and 50/100 
($16,862.50) Dollars be appropriated for the purpose of paying unpaid bills itemized below 
and relating to prior fiscal years: 
Fiscal Year Vendor 



2,131.00 



330.00 



12,229.39 
14,364.35 



Department 

Police 

Police 

Police 

Police 

Parking Clerk 

Selectmen 



Amount 

$325.00 
110.00 

1,113.71 
510.00 
113.40 



1987 Brigham & Women's Hospital 

1987 Brigham-Farber Radiology Group 

1988 Brigham & Women's Hospital 

1988 Brigham-Farber Radiology Group 

1989 Datamatix, Inc 
1989 Roche, Carens & DeGiacomo 

(legal services — Harbor Dept.) 2, 1 3 1 .00 

1989 McGowan, Engel, Tucker, Garrett Selectmen 

& Schultz 330.00 

1989 Warner & Stackpole Selectmen 

(legal fees Environmental Matters — 
Cohasset Heights) 12,229.39 

and, to meet the appropriation, the sum of One Thousand Nine Hundred Eighty-Three 
and 50/100 ($1,983.50) Dollars be transferred from Free Cash and the sum of Fourteen 
Thousand Eight Hundred Seventy-nine and no/100 ($14,879.00) Dollars be transferred from 
1987 Lottery Aid. 

Article 8. A 9/10 vote is required. Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 9. (Inserted by the Board of Selectmen, Burtram J. Pratt, Chairman and 
others.) 

To see if the Town will amend certain line items of the budget adopted for the 1990 
fiscal year under Article 4 of the Warrant for the 1989 Annual Town Meeting as follows: 

By deleting the sum $37,445.00 as it appears on line 101 Police Capital Outlay and 
substituting therefor the sum $9,610.00 

By deleting the sum $86,249.06 as it appears on hne 109 Tree and Park Department 
Personal Services and substituting therefor the sum of $81,249.06; and 

By deleting the sum $5,426,783.00 as it appears on line 200 Schools and substituting 
therefor the sum $5,294,783.00; 



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By deleting the sum $390,927.00 as it appears on line 71 Pensions: Norfolk County 
Retirement and substituting therefor the sum $312,022.00 

By deleing the sum $34 1 ,705.00 as it appears on line 76 Insurance: General Expenses 
and substituting therefor the sum $347,588.00; 

By deleting the sum $49,753.00 as it appears opposite the description Water Self 
Supporting — Norfolk County Retirement and substituting therefor the sum $39,71 1.00; 

By deleting the sum $41,543.00 as it appears opposite the description Water Self 
Supporting — Insurance Expenses and substituting therefor the sum $43,093.00; 

By deleting the sum $157,709.00 as it appears opposite the description Water Self 
Supporting — General Expenses and substituting therefor the sum $165,369.00; 

MOVED: That certain line items of the budget adopted for the 1990 fiscal year under 
Article 4 of the Warrant for the 1989 Annual Town Meeting be amended as follows: 

By deleting the sum $37,445.00 as it appears on line 101 Police Capital Outlay and 
substituting therefor the sum $9,610.00; 

By deleting the sum $86,249.06 as it appears on line 109 Tree and Park Department 
Personal Services and substituting therefor the sum $81,249.06; and 

By deleting the sum $5,426,783.00 as it appears on line 200 Schools and substituting 
therefor the sum $5,294,783.00; 

By deleting the sum $390,927.00 as it appears on line 71 Pensions: Norfolk County 
Retirement and substituting therefor the sum $312,022.00; 

By deleting the sum $34 1 ,705.00 as it appears on line 76 Insurance: General Expenses 
and substituting therefor the sum $347,588.00; 

By deleting the sum $49,753.00 as it appears opposite the description Water Self 
Supporting — Norfolk County Retirement and substituting therefor the sum $39,71 1.00; 

By deleting the sum $41,543.00 as it appears opposite the description Water Self 
Supporting — Insurance Expenses and substituting therefor the sum $43,093.00; 

By deleting the sum $157,709.00 as it appears opposite the description Water Self 
Supporting — General Expenses and substituting therefor the sum $165,369.00. 

Article 9. Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 10. To see if the Town will amend certain line items of the budget adopted 
for the 1990 fiscal year under Article 4 by increasing or decreasing the amounts in the Fire 
Department Salary and Expense Accounts; 

MOVED: That the budget adopted for the 1990 fiscal year under Article 4 of the 
Warrant for the 1989 Annual Town Meeting be amended by increasing the Fire Department 
Salary Account by Ten Thousand Five Hundred and no/100 ($10,500.00) Dollars, and to 
meet the increase in the appropriation, the sum of Ten Thousand Five Hundred and no/100 
($10,500.00) Dollars be transferred from Free Cash. 

Article 10. Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 11. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow a sum of money to meet the wage and salary obligations of the Heavy 
Equipment Operator — Board of Health and the Landfill Supervisor — Board of Health 
based upon 40 hours per week for each position as provided in the Schedule adopted under 
Article 5 of the Warrant for the 1989 Annual Town Meeting; and to partially meet the 
appropriation to see if the Town will authorize the transfer of the sum of Four Thousand Two 



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Hundred Seventeen and 59/100 ($4,217.59) Dollars from the account entitled "Recycling 
Payroll Temporary Employee" to the account entitled "Wages Permanent"; 

MOVED: That the sum of Twenty Thousand One Hundred Sixty-Four and 92/100 
($20,164.92) Dollars be appropriated and transferred to the budgetary account entitled, 
"Wages Permanent" for the purpose of meeting the wage and salary obligations of the Heavy 
Equipment Operator — Board of Health and the Landfill Supervisor — Board of Health 
based upon 40 hours per week for each position as provided in the Schedule adopted under 
Article 5 of the Warrant for the 1989 Annual Town Meeting; and to meet the appropriation, 
the sum of Four Thousand Two Hundred Seventeen and 59/100 ($4,217.59) Dollars be 
transferred from the account entitled "Recycling Payroll Temporary Employee" and the sum 
of Fifteen Thousand Nine Hundred Forty-Seven and 33/100 ($15,947.33) Dollars be 
transferred from Free Cash. 

Article 11. Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 12. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow a sum of money to pay the design and/or construction costs relating to the 
expansion of the Beechwood Cemetery; 

MOVED: That the sum of Two Thousand Five Hundred and no/100 ($2,500.00) 
Dollars be transferred from the account entitled "Woodside Cemetery Sale of Lots" for the 
purpose of paying the design and/or construction costs relating to the expansion of the 
Beechwood Cemetery. 

Article 12. Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 13. To see if the Town will increase the fees for Class I and Class II Auto 
Dealers Licenses so that a Class I license shall cost annually the sum of One Hundred 
($ 1 00.00) Dollars and a Class II license shall cost annually the sum of One Hundred ($ 1 00.00) 
Dollars; or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That the fees for Class I and Class II Auto Dealers Licenses be increased so 
that a Class I license shall cost annually the sum of One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars and a 
Class II license shall cost annually the sum of One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars. 

Article 13. Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 14. (Inserted by the Board of Selectmen, at the request of the Superinten- 
dent of the Tree, Park and Cemetery Department, Peter G. Laugelle. 

To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or borrow 
the sum of Sixteen Thousand Five Hundred ($16,500.00) Dollars for the purchase of a brush 
chipper for the Tree, Park and Cemetery Department and authorize the trade-in of a 1971 
Wayne Chipper currently used by the Tree, Park and Cemetery Department; or act on 
anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That the sum of Sixteen Thousand Five Hundred ($16,500.00) Dollars be 
transferred from the Stabilization Fund for the purchase of a brush chipper for the Tree, Park 
and Cemetery Department and in connection with such purchase, the trade-in of a 1971 
Wayne Chipper currently used by the Tree, Park and Cemetery Department is hereby 
authorized. 

A 2/3 vote is required. 

Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 



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ARTICLE 15. To see if the Town will appropriate and transfer from the Stabilization 
Fund the sum of Fifteen Thousand Three Hundred Thirty-five ($15,335.00) Dollars for the 
purpose of purchasing and equipping a police cruiser; and authorize the transfer of patrol car 
753, a 1987 Ford LTD. currently used by the Police Department to the Animal Control 
Officer; or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That the sum of Fifteen Thousand Three Hundred Thirty-five ($15,335.00) 
Dollars be transferred from the Stabilization Fund for the purpose of purchasing and 
equipping a police cruiser; and in connection therewith, the Police Department is authorized 
and directed to transfer patrol car 753, a 1987 Ford LTD. currently used by the Police 
Department to the Animal Control Officer for the use of that office. 

A 2/3 vote is required. 

Motion is adopted. 

ARTICLE 16. To see if the Town will rescind authorization to borrow the sum of Fifty 
Thousand ($50,000.00) Dollars as voted under Article 15 of the Warrant for the 1989 Annual 
Town Meeting relating to the cost of engineering and design and development services 
pertaining to a Town Cemetery; or anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

Article 16. 

Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 17. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow a sum of money to pay the costs of engineering and design and development 
services pertaining to a Town Cemetery; 

MOVED: That this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

Article 17. 

Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 18. To see if the Town will rescind authorization to borrow the sum of Two 
Hundred Eighty Thousand ($280,000.00) Dollars as voted under Article 49 of the Warrant 
for the 1989 Annual Town Meeting relating to the expansion and renovation of Milliken/ 
Lillard Field; 

MOVED: That this Article 18 be indefinitely postponed. 

Article 18. Voted by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 19. To see if the Town will transfer a sum of money from Water Surplus 
to the General Fund Surplus which amount represents all or a portion of Water Surplus for 
the fiscal year ending June 30, 1989; such sum to offset a portion of the Three Hundred Fifty- 
Six Thousand Six Hundred ($356,600.00) Dollar debt from the Water Enterprise Fund to the 
General Fund; 

MOVED: That the sum of Thirty Thousand and no/100 ($30,000.00) Dollars be 

transferred from Water Surplus to the General Fund Surplus in partial payment of the Three 

Hundred Fifty-Six Thousand Six Hundred ($356,600.00) Dollar debt from the Water 

Enterprise Fund to the General Fund for the purpose of reducing the 1990 fiscal year tax levy. 

Article 19. Voted by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 20. To see if the Town will rescind its action under Article 59 of the Warrant 
for the 1989 Annual Town Meeting relating to the appropriation of Ten Thousand 
($10,000.00) Dollars for the purpose of removing underground tanks at the Police/Fire 
Station; 

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MOVED: That this Article be indefinitely postponed. 
Article 20. Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 21. To see if the Town will amend Section 5, AREA REGULATIONS of 
the 2^ning Bylaw by adding a new paragraph 7 to subsection 5.4 which shall read as follows: 
"5.4.7 In determining the maximum coverage as set forth in the Table of Area 
Regulations, only that portion of the lot which may be dedicated to allowable uses shall 
be used in making that calculation. The maximum permitted coverage shall include, but 
not be limited to all access roads and parking areas including reserve parking"; 
MOVED: That Section 5, AREA REGULATIONS of the Zoning Bylaw be amended 
by adding a new paragraph 7 to subsection 5.4 which shall read as follows: 

"5.4.7 In determining the maximum coverage as set forth in the Table of Area 
Regulations, only that portion of the lot which may be dedicated to allowable uses shall 
be used in making that calculation. The maximum permitted coverage shall include, but 
not be limited to all access roads and parking areas including reserve parking"; 
Article 2L A 2/3 vote is required. 
Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 22. To see if the Town will amend Section 8, NON-CONFORMING 
USES, STRUCTURES AND LOTS of the Zoning Bylaw by striking therefrom Section 8.9 
and substituting in its place and stead the following Section 8.9: 

"8.9 RESTORATION OF NON-CONFORMING BUILDINGS 
A building or structure devoted to a non-conforming use (whether in whole or in part) 
and a building or structure non-conforming in height, set back, yards or other 
provisions, may, if damaged, destroyed, or razed, be repaired or reconstructed within 
the same portion of the lot, the exterior dimensions of any vertical section of which does 
not exceed that of the original building, and used as before, provided that such repair 
or reconstruction docs not increase its non-conformity and is substantially completed 
within three years with respect to buildings and structures for residential use and two 
years with respect to buildings and structures for business use, of the date of damage, 
destruction or razing. In any business or light industry district section 12.6.1 shall apply 
to any such repair or reconstruction". 

MOVED: That Section 8, NON-CONFORMING USES, STRUCTURES AND 
LOTS of the Zoning Bylaw be amended by striking therefrom Section 8.9 and substituting 
in its place and stead the following Section 8.9: 

"8.9 RESTORATION OF NON-CONFORMING BUILDINGS 
A building or structure devoted to a non-conforming use (whether in whole or in part) 
and a building or structure non-conforming in height, set back, yards or other 
provisions, may, if damaged, destroyed, or razed, be repaired or reconstructed within 
the same portion of the lot, the exterior dimensions of any vertical section of which does 
not exceed that of the original building, and used as before, provided that such repair 
or reconstruction does not increase its non-conformity and is substantially completed 
within three years with respect to buildings and structures for residential use and two 
years with respect to buildings and structures for business use, of the date of damage, 
destruction or razing. In any business or light industry district section 12.6. 1 shall apply 
to any such repair or reconstruction." 
Article 22. A 2/3 vote is required. 

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Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 23. To see if the Town will amend Section 5. AREA REGULATIONS of 

the Zoning Bylaw by adding a new paragraph 1 1 to subsection 5.4 which shall provide as 

follows: 

"5.4.11 INCREASED DENSITY — 
LOWER MODERATE INCOME HOUSING: 

The Planning Board shall have the power pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, 
Chapter 40A, Section 9 to grant a special permit to allow an increase in the number of 
building lots in a subdivision or the number of dwelling units in a residential cluster 
district ("RCDD") to an amount ten (10%) percent greater than that permitted by the 
Table of Area Regulations; provided, however, that as a condition of such grant, the 
developer of the subdivision or the RCDD shall be permitted to use such excess ten 
(10%) percent housing only as housing for persons of low or moderate income, and 
further provided that ten (10%) percent of the building lots in the subdivision or ten 
(10%) percent of the dwelling units in the RCDD that would have been permitted by 
the Table of Area Regulations shall also be used for housing for persons of low or 
moderate income"; 
MOVED: That Section 5, AREA REGULATIONS of the Zoning Bylaw be amended 

by adding thereto a new paragraph 1 1 to subsection 5.4 which shall provide as follows: 
"5.4.11 INCREASED DENSITY — 
LOW OR MODERATE INCOME HOUSING: 

The Planning Board shall have the power pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, 
Chapter 40A, Section 9 to grant a special permit to allow an increase in the number of 
building lots in a subdivision or the number of dwelling units in a residential cluster 
district ("RCDD") to an amount ten (10%) percent greater than that permitted by the 
Table of Area Regulations; provided, however, that as a condition of such grant, the 
developer of the subdivision or the RCDD shall be permitted to use such excess ten 
(10%) housing only as housing for persons of low or moderate income, and further 
provided that ten (10%) of the building lots in the subdivision or ten (10%) percent of 
the dwelling units in the RCDD that would have been permitted by the Table of the Area 
Regulations shall also be used for housing for persons of low or moderate income." 
A 2/3 vote is required. 
Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 
ARTICLE 24. To see if the Town wUl amend Section 4, USE REGULATIONS of the 

Zoning Bylaw by striking a portion of the Table of Use Regulations under paragraph 4.2 of 

Section 4 by amending the permit requirements of two of the uses under the Retail and Service 

heading as follows: 



"USE 



Private Boat Docks 
Boat yards. Repair 
and Open Air Sale 







Official and 






Open Space 


Residential 


Non-Residential 


District 


R-A R-B R-C 


DB WB HB 


LI 


SP SP SP 


NO SP NO 


SP NO 



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and Storage of 
Boats, Boat 

Livery or Marina NO NO NO SP SP YES YES NO" 

MOVED: That Section 4, USE REGULATIONS of the Zoning Bylaw be amended by 
striking a portion of the Table of Use Regulations under paragraph 4.2 of Section 4 by 
amending the permit requirements of two of the uses under the Retail and Service heading 
as follows: 

















Official and 


"USE 


Residential 




Non-Residential 


Open Space 
District 




R-A 


R-B 


R-C 


DB 


WB 


HB 


LI 


Private Boat Docks 


SP 


SP 


SP 


NO 


SP 


NO 


SP NO 


Boat yards. Repair 
and Open Air Sale 
and Storage of 
Boats, Boat 
















Livery or Marina 


NO 


NO 


NO 


SP 


SP 


YES 


YES NO" 



Article 24. A 2/3 vote is required. 

Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 25. To see if the Town will amend Section 2.1, DEFINITIONS of the 
Zoning Bylaws by striking therefrom the definition of "Floor Area, Net" and substituting in 
its place instead the following definition for "Floor Area, Net" and by adding thereto in its 
appropriate alphabetical location the definition of, "Common Driveway" which definitions 
shall read as follows: 

"Floor Area, Net — The sum of the areas of the several floors of a building, 
measured from the interior faces of the walls. It does not include cellars, unenclosed porches, 
attics, any floor space in accessory buildings or in the main building intended and designed 
for the parking of motor vehicles in order to meet the parking requirements of this bylaw, or 
any such floor space intended and designed for accessory heating and ventilating equipment 
if the foregoing are not usable for human occupancy. Any areas usable for human occupancy 
are to be considered a part of the net floor area. 

Common Driveway — A driveway having access over legal frontage and serving 
more than one lot, all lots served having legal frontage. A Common Driveway may not serve 
as legal frontage"; 

MOVED: That Section 2.1, DEFINITIONS of the Zoning Bylaws be amended by 
striking therefrom the definition of "Floor Area, Net" and substituting in its place instead the 
following definition for "Floor Area, Net" and by adding thereto in its appropriate alphabeti- 
cal location the definition of, "Common Driveway" which definitions shall read as follows: 

"Roor Area, Net — The sum of the areas of the several floors of a building, measured 
from the interior faces of the walls. It does not include cellars, unenclosed porches, 
attics, any floor space in accessory buildings or in the main building intended and 
designed for the parking of motor vehicles in order to meet the parking requirements 
of this bylaw, or any such floor space intended and designed for accessory heating and 



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ventilating equipment if the foregoing are not usable for human occupancy. Any area 

usable for human occupancy are to be considered a part of the net floor area. 

Common Driveway — A driveway having access over legal frontage and serving more 

than one lot, all lots served having legal frontage. A Common Driveway may not serve 

as legal frontage"; 

Article 25. A 2/3 vote is required. 

Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 26. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow the sum of Eighteen Hundred ($1,800.00) Dollars to be used in connection 
with celebrations on Memorial Day and Veteran's Day; or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That the sum of One Thousand Eight Hundred and no/100 ($1,800.00) 
Dollars be transferred from Free Cash to be used in connection with celebrations on Memorial 
Day and Veteran's Day. 

Amendment by Raymond Kasperowicz, member of the Advisory Committee. 

MOVED: That the main motion under Article 26 be amended by striking the figure 
$1,800.00 and substituting the figure $500.00. 

Amendment is defeated by a voice vote. 

Motion is adopted. 

ARTICLE 27. To see if the Town will amend the Schedule of Water Rates by 
approving and adopting the rate schedule set forth below: 
RATE #1 (Metered, Residential) 

$18.00 per quarter plus $2.30 per hundred cubic feet used. 
RATE #2 (Metered, Non Residential) 



Size of Meter 


Charge per quarter 


+Charge per 100 cu. ft. 


5/8 


21.00 




2.50 


3/4 


37.00 




2.50 


1 


36.00 




2.50 


1-1/2 


63.00 




2.50 


2 


75.00 




2.50 


3 


90.00 




2.50 


#3 (Metered, Seasonal) 










Allowable use 


Charge for Excess 


Annual 


for Min. Charge 


over 


allowance 


132.00 


1500 




2.30 



RATE #4 (Fire Service Standby) 
(Connection to Automatic Sprinkler Systems) 

Size Main Annual Charge 

4" 270.00 

6" 300.00 

8" 310.00 



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MOVED: That this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

Article 27. Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 28. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow a sum of money for the purpose of taking by eminent domain a certain parcel 
of land on King Street and shown as "Lily Pond Estates" on a set of plans drawn by H. W. 
Moore Associates, Inc. dated April 11, 1985, copies of which are on file with the office of 
the Town Clerk; 

MOVED: That this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

Article 28. Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 29. To see if the Town will rescind authorization to borrow the sum of 
Twenty-Six Thousand ($26,000.00) Dollars as voted under Article 37, as amended, of the 
Warrant for the 1989 Annual Town Meeting relating to the cost of reroofing the old portion 
of the Town Hall; 

MOVED: That this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

Article 29. Voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

A motion was made by Burtram Pratt, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, that the 
Special Town Meeting be dissolved. 

Voted unanimously by a voice vote at 10:15 P.M. 
ATTEST: 
A True Record: 

Frances L. Marks 
Town Clerk 



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Births For The Year 1989 



DATE NAME OF CHILD 
JANUARY 

9 Lauren Christene Strazzulia 

13 Aaron James Parker 

17 Kevin Charles Connolly 

17 Heather Nichole Sestito 

18 Elizabeth Ann McCarthy 

19 Roxanne Lauren Tehranian 

23 Kacy Anne Litchfield 

24 James Robert McArthur 
28 Jeffrey Alan Parker, Jr. 
30 Jamie Christine Genovese 

FEBRUARY 

16 Michelle Vanessa Chafe 

23 Kiersten Leigh Swain 

25 Florence Rose Clougherty 

26 Francis Wisner Murray 
MARCH 

3 Sean Richard Cahill 

6 Chester Gregory Irving Martin 

1 1 Patrick Buckley Flynn 

16 Ryan Elizabeth Ingram 

16 Ryan Henry Lawrence Kucinski 

17 Caroline Grace Barrett 

20 Roger Rushmore Earle, II 

21 Christopher Steven Ackley 
21 Ame White 

APRIL 

5 Caroline Shells Barrett 

1 1 Nicholas Michael Zappolo 

15 David Buckley Love 
17 Amanda Irene Smith 

17 Ashley Elizabeth Langford 

18 Ryan Michael Gorman 
23 Montana Tea Palmer 

27 Laura Marie Campedelli 
27 Amanda Leigh Judge 

MAY 

1 1 Ad eler Louise Kerner 

12 Kevin Arthur Johnson 

14 Kara Jane Duggan 

16 Audrey Rachel Tremblay 



PARENTS MOTHER'S MAIDEN NAME 

Domenic M. & Sandra Strazzulia (Murray) 
Frederick L. & Christine C. Parker (DufO 
Joseph L. & Mary Connolly (Coe) 
William A. & Sara B. Sestito (Gallagher) 
Kevin M. & Patricia McCarthy (Sherry) 
Reza & Susan E. Theranian (Quimby) 
Peter A. & Linda M. Litchfield (Curley) 
William H. & Rebecca M. McArthur (Bates) 
Jeffrey A. & Tiffany A. Parker (Romano) 
Alan W. & Linda Genovese (Malone) 

Kris D. & Frances Chafe (Vanasse) 
Robert G. & Lisa A. Swain (DiTullio) 
Peter A. & Maryanne S. Clouhgerty (Ardini) 
Francis W. & Betts Murray (Howes) 

Gregory S. & Kathleen D. Cahill (Murray) 
Roy G. & Mary A. Martin (Okuniewicz) 
Richard F. & Andrea Flynn (Buckley) 
Stephen M. & Linda M. Ingram (Bowie) 
Henry J. & Nancy M. Kucinski (Rabine) 
Gregory A. & Andrea A. Barrett (Short) 
Gerald F. & Kathryn B. Earle (Hood) 
Kim E. & Lori J. Ackley (Catler) 
Rodney & Neiton White (Kaminaga) 

Thomas S. & Elinore Barrett (Kelley) 
Michael D. & Sandra L. Zappolo (Sladen) 
Earl C. & Doreen M. Love (Buckley) 
James P. & Lisa Smith (DeGiacomo) 
Craig S. & Jodi E. Langford (Steek) 
Michael E. & Brenda J. Gorman (Robbins) 
Michael N. & Stacey Palmer (Tea) 
Domenic & Diane M. Campedelli (Musetti) 
Michael L. & Kimberly A. Judge (Coggins) 

Peter A. & Elizabeth Kerner (McCullough) 
Arthur E. & Erin B. Johnson (Lindsey) 
Christopher & Terese D. Duggan (England) 
Kelly J. & Lori L. Tremblay (Camp) 



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19 Christopher Alan Donze 

19 Tessa Fitzwilliam Leahy 

21 Christine Ehzabeth Pinkus 

23 Brent Thomas Daly 

23 Shalea Marie Daly 

25 Robert David Silvia, Jr. 
JUNE 

4 Lara Alexis Aurelio Novak 

6 Caren Emily Garber 

9 Robert E. St. John 

23 Christopher D. O'Donnell, Jr. 

24 Christopher Raymond Davis 

26 Ariel Marie Weisenfeld 

27 Ryan Joseph Barrow 

28 Caitiin Lawrence Hurley 
28 Paige Bonneau Strecker 

JULY 

3 Samuel Karle Parker 

17 Kevin Francis Lewis 

19 Alyssa Jane Campbell 

21 Sarah Kimberlin Delaney 
28 Justin Dupont Alexander 

30 Jamie Nicole Fernandez 
AUGUST 

2 Kenneth Paul Muir 

15 Owen Marder Stevenson 

23 Adam Jamieson Johnson 

24 Samuel Harris DeGiacomo 

31 Megan Katherine O'Brien 
SEPTEMBER 

6 Kathryn Elizabeth Callahan 

8 Danielle Christine Brown 
1 1 Jacqueline Marie Cahill 
17 Robert Wesley Bo wen 

22 Hugh Keiran Livingstone 
27 Andrew Robert Lindsey 
30 Christopher Robert Barrow 

OCTOBER 

3 Frank Walter Wheelwright, Jr. 

7 Kyle Joseph Crossen 

9 Kyle Michael Roy 
22 Sean Michael Silvia 

25 Christopher James Mercurio 



Jeffrey A. & Michelle A. Donze (Kane) 
Daniel C. & Patricia A. Leahy (Cohn) 
Jeffrey E. & Barbara A. Pinkus (Shea) 
Steven E. & Sharon Daly (McCann) 
Steven E. & Sharon Daly (McCann) 
Robert D. & Alyson A. Silvia (GrieQ 

Michael A. Novak & Jeanne Marie Aurelio 
Gary R. & Helen E. Garber (Stark) 
Wallace B. & Nancy St. John (Ewels) 
Christopher D. & Kathleen M. 
O'Donnell (Palm) 

Raymond J. & Mary E. Davis (Hanlon) 
Richard J. & Janet M. Weisenfeld (Mealus) 
Joseph C. & Sheila D. Barrow (Poston) 
Michael J. & Victoria C. Hurley (Burden) 
Richard W. & Babette Strecker (Bonneau) 

John N. & Denise F. Parker (Karle) 
Kevin F. & Margaret E. Lewis (DiBenzo) 
Joseph J. & Janet Campbell (LeClair) 
John J. & Anne K. Delaney (Butcher) 
David D. & Cynthia A. Alexander (Green) 
Jose & Debra A. Fernandez (Bross) 

Craig D. & Jean Muir (MacPherson) 
Josiah Stevenson & Lisa Marder 
Walter H. & Lea A. Johnson (Nemanich) 
Mark G. & Lynne M. DeGiacomo (Callahan) 
Daniel F. & Jeanine L. O'Brien (O'Heam) 

Thomas J. & Alison E. Callahan (Brooks) 
Edwin C. & Susan R. Brown (Palladino) 
Donal G. & Claire M. Cahill (Daly) 
John E. & Laura R. Bowen (Evans) 
William B. & Jean C. Livingstone (Keiran) 
Robert P. & Pamela F. Lindsey (Galligan) 
Robert J. & Christine M. Barrow (Cotter) 

Frank W. & Caren L. Wheelwright (Hall) 
Joseph F. & Donna M. Crossen (Osboume) 
Peter A. & Susan Roy (Quilty) 
Kenn & Dianne L. Silvia (Rodriques) 
Joseph P. & Rosmarie Mercurio (Bonanno) 



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27 Andrew Seung Chang 

30 Erin Katherine McClelland 

NOVEMBER 

6 Nycole Patricia Macedo 
8 Jason Michael Ellis 
1 1 Abby Elizabeth Foley 

28 Samuel Barton Roth 
DECEMBER 

1 Michael Carl Grimm 

5 Harry Washburn Rose, II 

6 Matthew William Blaze 



Seung Y & Carolyn M. Chang (O'Brien) 
Robert W. & Kimberly A. McClelland 
(Messner) 

Michael F. & Susan J. Macedo (Martin) 
Harry B. & Barbara Ellen EUis (Schnider) 
William E. & Mary A. Foley (Ambrose) 
Dennis L. & Nancy A. Roth (Adams) 

William R. Grimm & Deborah A. Shadd 
Philip A. & Laurie A. Rose (WoodrufO 
William L. & Nancy A. Blaze (Volinn) 



BIRTHS NOT PREVIOUSLY REPORTED 
DATE NAME OF CHILD PARENTS MOTHER'S MAIDEN NAME 

1988 
DECEMBER 

20 Anthony Paul Fiori Paul A. & Karen E. Fiori (Swanson) 
1987 

NOVEMBER 

21 Aaron McDermott Bigley David Bigley & Alix Phelps White 
1986 

MAY 

3 Benjamin Joseph Brennan Joseph L. & Ann L. Brennan (Jackson) 

1981 
JUNE 

7 Sara Madeline Eaton-Bruce Walter Bryan Bruce & Deborah Gage Eaton 

Marriages for the Year 1989 

February 4 at Hingham, Arthur E. Johnson of Cohasset, and Erin B. Lindsey of Cohasset, 

married by Ernest Gardner Jones, Justice of the Peace. 

February 25 at Brewster, David Michael Chanatry of Hudson, NY and Holly Chase of 

Hudson, NY, married by A. Finley Schaef, Clergyman. 

February 25 at Cohasset, William J. Ferriter of Cohasset, and Ginah L. Stone of Cohasset, 

married by John J. Keohane, Priest. 

March 9 at Abington, Christopher M. Coon of Cohasset, and Marifrances Mcintosh of 

Cohasset, married by Clinton P. Spinney, Justice of the Peace. 

March 1 1 at Hingham, Robert Michael Raymond of Norwell, and Elizabeth Ann Humphrey 

of Hingham, married by Henry Boivin, Priest. 

March 18 at Cohasset, Andrew David Willard of Southington, CT, and Susan Joan Goodwin 

of Hudson, NH, married by Gary A. Ritts, UCC Minister. 

March 23 at Cohasset, Edward William Fitzgerald of Cohasset, and Jeannette T. Gallagher 

of Hingham, married by Diane C. Sullivan, Justice of the Peace. 



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March 31 at Cohasset, Joseph Francis McDonald of Cohasset, and Laurajean Yurkstas of 

Cohasset, married by John J. Keohane, Priest. 

April 8 at Cohasset, David Paul Dockendorff, Jr. of Hull, and Kelli Ann McAuliffe of Hull, 

married by John J. Keohane, Priest. 

April 8 at Cohasset, Mark Robert Epstein of Cohasset, and Patricia Marie Durkin of Cohasset, 

married by Edward T. Atkinson, Minister. 

April 14 at Cohasset, Michael Joseph Maher of Cohasset, and Ellen Marie McCarthy of 

Cohasset, married by John J. Keohane, Priest. 

April 14 at Everett, Daniel F. O'Brien of Cohasset, and Jeanine L. O'Heam of Cohasset, 

married by Wilfrid L. Pied, Priest. 

April 15 at Cohasset, Mark Patrick Delaney of Cohasset, and Sarah Ann Murray of Scituate, 

married by Diane C. Sullivan, Justice of the Peace. 

April 23 at Cohasset, Andrew D. Crawford of Hanson, and Karen E. Ainslie of Cohasset, 

married by John J. Keohane, Priest. 

April 29 at Cohasset, James Matthew Brown of Scituate, and Karen Lee Ingemi of Cohasset, 

married by John J. Keohane, Priest. 

April 30 at Cohasset, Joseph G . Laspada of Cohasset, and Susan A. Bridgeman of Cohasset, 

married by John J. Keohane, Priest. 

May 6 at Cohasset, Robert M. Driscoll of Halifax, and Christen S . Chamberlain of Cohasset, 

married by Matthew J. Bradley, Priest. 

May 1 2 at Cohasset, Ronald Lewis Reece of Hingham , and Linda Jane S heppard of Cohasset, 

married by John J. Keohane, Priest. 

May 13 at Cohasset, Timothy James Farrell of Cohasset, and Carolyn Paige Cesario of 

Cohasset, married by John J. Keohane, Priest. 

May 14 at Scituate, Edward F. GiUis of Cohasset, Jean E. Chateauneuf of Cohasset, married 

by James F. Morgan, Priest. 

May 20 at Plymouth, Robert Hancock Sturdy, Jr. of Cohasset, and Melissa Liane Gerry of 

Cohasset, married by Irene I. Harding, Minister of the Gospel. 

May 20 at Wareham, Mark Edward Anderson of Wilmington, CA, and Gina Elizabeth 

Germanis of Wilmington, CA, married by James F. Lyons, Priest. 

May 20 at Edgartown, David Alan Boliver of Williston Pk., NY and Julia Lamb McDonald 

of New York, NY, married by John D. Schule, Jr., Minister of the Gospel. 

May 20 at Cohasset, Christopher Laugelle of Cohasset, and Patricia Anne Reynolds of 

Weymouth, married by John J. Keohane, Priest. 

May 22 at Cohasset, John B . Moniz, Jr. of Hyannisport, and M. Clare Delaney of Weymouth, 

married by John J. Keohane, Priest. 

May 27 at Cohasset, Mark Andrew Karski of Mentor, OH, and Anna Maria Plante of 

Cohasset, married by Edward McCabe, Priest. 

June 3 at Cohasset, Kimball Scott Magoni of Philadelphia, PA, and Susan Walsh of 

Philadelphia, PA, married by Gary A. Ritts, UCC Minister. 

June 10 at Scituate, Christopher Albert Schmalz of Cohasset, and Susan Jean Smith of 

Cohasset, married by Ernest Gardner Jones, Justice of the Peace. 

June 10 at Cohasset, Leo J. Mechan, III of Cohasset, and Sara Virginia Godwin of Cohasset, 

married by Edward T. Atkinson, Minister. 



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June 17 at Cohasset, Philip Ralph Dormitzer of Cohasset, and Susan Hobson of Cohasset, 

married by Edward T. Atkinson, Minister 

June 17 at Chatham, Ralph Anthony D' Antonio, and Maria L. Puno of Cohasset, married by 

Beverley E. Ricci, Justice of the Peace. 

June 24 at Cohasset, Richard W. Scars, Jr. of Cohasset, and Cathy Marie Chambers, married 

by E. Clifford Cuder, Rector. 

July 8 at Cohasset, Geoffrey W. Thayer of Charlestown, and Carolyn Leslie Dill of 

Charlestown, married by Edward T. Atkinson, Minister. 

July 1 5 at Cohasset, Daniel Robert Nolan of Williamsport, PA and Lauren Mary McNabb of 

Cohasset, married by Richard Bourgeois, Priest. 

July 22 at Cohasset, David Raymond Rioux, and Cassandra Maxime Roshko, married by 

Derris Krause, Minister of the Gospel. 

July 30 at Cohasset, Ronald Scott Toran of Altamonte Springs, FL, and Catherine Elisabeth 

Pottier, of Altamonte Springs, FL, married by Benjamin Rudavsky, Rabbi. 

August 5 at Cohasset, Charles A. Randall of Auburn, ME, and Jennifer Kathleen Hanlon of 

Auburn, ME, married by Thomas F. Walsh, Priest. 

August 6 at Cohasset, Stephen J. Flanagan of Abington, and Patricia M. Gilmore of Abington, 

married by Martha Brunell Mehl, Clergy. 

August 12 at Cohasset, William Edward Roy of Scituate, and Stephanie Andrea McGurrin 

of Scituate, married by Michael R. Magle, Priest. 

August 13 at Hingham, Damon Brett Sanders, and Lisa Ann Fagone of Cohasset, married by 

Ernest Gardner Jones, Justice of the Peace. 

August 18 at Cohasset, Thomas G. Heman of Cohasset, and Leigh Stephanie Mc Adams of 

Cohasset, married by Ernest Gardner Jones, Justice of the Peace. 

August 1 9 at Cohasset, Alexander C . Koines of Cohasset, and Pamela S usan Hill of Cohasset, 

married by E. Clifford Cuder, Clergyman. 

August 19 at Cohasset, Richard Anthony Wesenberg of Cohasset, and Tara Elizabeth 

Pompeo of Cohasset, married by Gary A. Ritts, UCC Minister. 

August 27 at Hingham, Joseph C. Gray of Cohasset, and Helen B. Carter of Cohasset, married 

by Earl E. Alger, Clergyman. 

September 2 at Cohasset, Melvin Edward Sprague of Cohasset, and Rechelle Marie 

Townsend of Cohasset, married by John J. Keohane, Priest. 

September 3 at Cohasset, Douglas Ernest Jones of Hingham, and Ann-Marie Atkinson of 

Cohasset, married by John J. Keams, Priest. 

September 9 at Cohasset, Brian Cleary of New York, and Suzanne Marie Ellis of New York, 

married by Edward T. Atkinson, Minister. 

September 9 at Quincy , Robert M. Pizzi, Jr. of Cohasset, and Janet Lee Schoof of Cohasset, 

married by Frederick A. Schoof, Minister of the Gospel. 

September 9 at Scituate, Robert Brent Harrington of Florida, and Karen Christine Lane of 

Rorida, married by James M. Gibbons, Priest. 

September 16 at Cohasset, Edward F. O'Hearn of Cohasset, and Kathleen McDonald of 

Hingham, married by John F. Fitzgerald, Priest. 

September 16 at Marshfield, Gary F. Vanderwater of Cohasset, and Jean D'Angelo of 

Pembroke, married by P. McConville, Priest. 



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September 16 at Plymouth, David Arthur O'Connor of Plymouth, and Tina Marie Higgin- 

botham of Plymouth, married by Lloyd C. Rosenberg, Justice of the Peace. 

September 23 at Cohasset, Raymond Robert Monahan, Jr. of Lawrence, and Dawn Alison 

Bursk of Boston, married by E. Clifford Cutler, Clergyman. 

September 29 at Cohasset, Richard Kenneth Chipman of Scituate, and Susan E. King of 

Scituate, married by Edward T. Atkinson, Minister. 

September 30 at Cohasset, Jonathan Cheney Chase of Cohasset, and Kathleen E. Murphey 

of Cohasset, married by Val Jon Jensen, Clergyman. 

October 1 at Boston, James D. Santry of Boston, and Linda M. Whooley of Boston, married 

by James Duggan, Priest. 

October 7 at Cohasset, Dominic Rocco Ruggeiro of Randolph, and Carol Ann Shea of 

Scituate, married by Gary A. Ritts, UCC Minister. 

October 7 at Cohasset, Donald William Silvia of Hull, and Jennifer Lynne Brown of Hull, 

married by E. Clifford Cutler, Clergyman. 

October 14 at Cohasset, Kenneth Andrew Schroeter of Washington, and Maria Elena 

Dellorfano of Cohasset, married by Domingo Llanque, Priest. 

October 21 at Cohasset, Robert M. Reynolds of Cohasset, and Lauri Jean Alford of Cohasset, 

married by John J. Keohane, Priest. 

October 28 at New Bedford, Thomas William Poole of Cohasset, and Teresa Catherine 

Sbardella of Cohasset, married by Francis B. Morse, Jr., Justice of the Peace. 

November 25 at Dennis, Wesley Wayne Higgins of Scituate, and Sandra Elizabeth Coyle of 

Scituate, married by Elinor E. Slade, Justice of the Peace. 

December 29 at Cohasset, Joseph Spurgeon Craycraft of Nevada, and Martha Edna Burke of 

Nevada, married by E. Gardner Jones, Justice of the Peace. 



Deaths For The Year 1989 



DATE 


NAME 


JANUARY 




11 


Pasquale Rocco Truglia 


13 


Thomas F. Malloy 


15 


Harriet A. Hayes 


26 


Emelia M. Leach 


29 


Ruth V. Mahony 


FEBRUARY 




1 


Margarita M. Lowman 


2 


Robert A. O'Brien 


3 


Catherine M. Kane 


5 


Mary M. Duffly 


5 


James Robert McArthur 


6 


Ruth E. Dalbeck 


10 


John Morgan Fauth 


10 


BrigidB.Rever 


12 


John J. Rhodes Jr. 


14 


Gustave Nils Roubound 



AGE 

92 
92 
90 
98 
87 

91 
46 
52 
90 
12 days 
57 
59 
64 
74 
82 



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18 


Velma L. Rose 


18 


Mamie Flint Keegan 


20 


Roswell Howard Porter 


25 


Helen Schmid Ketcham 


MAKCH 

8 


Edward Charles Brosseau 


25 


Bertha Mae Butler 


APRIL 




5 


Dorothy M. Foster 


5 


Margaret Mary Keating 


14 


John Joseph Devin 


16 


Josephine A. Hurley 


28 


John A. Thompson 


30 


Carroll Huse Richard 


MAY 




3 


Virginia English Sherbrooke 


9 


Julia Maynard Parker 


10 


Anna B. Werme 


15 


Florence H. Dixon 


29 


Mildred B. Minnigerode 


30 


Frank John Sjogren 


JUNE 




10 


Anne Elizabeth Cifrino 


11 


Louise J. Wheelwright 


16 


Mary M. Dougherty 


24 


Francis X. Anderson 


JULY 




2 


Fred Weisenfluh 


14 


Gertrude Gorton 


14 


Evelyn Gertrude Durlin 


17 


Bertha Olive Sturges 


28 


Marion R. Sullivan 


28 


Max M. Munro 


AUGUST 




7 


Herschel M. LaFlamme 


9 


Gladys L.Burrell 


SEFIEMBER 




3 


Helen Agatha O'Brien 


7 


Myldred T. Krauth 


11 


Joseph L. Dolan, Sr. 


13 


Sammis McLean 


22 


Hugh K. Livingstone 


29 


Walter A. O'Meara 


OCTOBER 




1 


Mldred Mary McCusker 


3 


Betty Gray White 


21 


Frances Tarbox 


22 


Helen McGaw Jason 



64 
84 
74 
63 

41 
64 

83 
67 
73 
71 
80 
66 

86 
89 
78 
90 
91 
80 

61 
75 
75 
67 

85 
84 
87 
91 
85 
92 

80 
82 

76 
89 

72 

42 

2-1/2 hours 

92 

77 
79 
80 
83 



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NOVEMBER 

20 
DECEMBER 

1 
21 

25 



1988 
AUGUST 

17 
SEPTEMBER 
26 
30 
OCTOBER 

8 

DECEMBER 

1 

25 

30 



Constance Eileen Burke 

Nellie Santavicca 
Philip G. Murray, Sr. 
Ruby Carolyn Whitehouse 

Deaths Not Before Recorded 



Henry B. Kennedy 

Katherine E. Igo 
Shirley Neer 

Charles Higginson, Jr. 



54 

80 
69 
88 



93 

48 
70 

30 



92 
61 
86 



April 1,3, 4, 5. 
April 8, 1989 
May 6, 1989 
May 31, 1989 
June 5, 1989 
June 28, 1989 
October 10, 1989 



1989 



Arthur L. Lehr 
Phillip E. Bolster 
Doris I. Bailey 

Board of Registrars 

— Annual Town Meeting 

— Town Election 

— Special Town Election 

— Continuation of Town Meeting 

— Continuation of Town Meeting 

— Special Town Election 

— Special Town Meeting 

The annual listing of persons seventeen years of age and older as per General Law 
Chapter 51, Section 4 was conducted by mail. Any resident not contacted during the months 
of January and February should inform the Town Clerk's office. 

Continuous Registration of Voters, Chapter 51, Section 33 General Laws — any 
person shall be registered during regular business hours and special hours designated, except 
during such time that registration is not permitted by law. 

To register to vote, a person must be eighteen years of age or older and bom in the 
United States or be a naturalized citizen. There is no residency requirement. 
Registered voters in the Town of Cohasset on December 31, 1989 were: 
Democrats 1188 

Republicans 1136 

Unenrolled 2689 

Total Registered Voters 50 1 3 

Respectfully submitted. 
Board of Registrars 
Robert S. Pape, Chairman 
Frances L. Marks, Clerk 
Alice G. Daunt 
George L. Marlette, III 



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Town Archivist 

Construction of new State-approved vaults for storage of the town's permanent Public 
Records in the Town Hall Addition has provided Cohasset, for the first time in several 
decades, with adequate and correctly designed storage facilities for its town records. Prior to 
completion of the new chmate-controUed vault facility, many of Cohasset' s permanent 
records had been stored in locations not conforming to rigorous standards required by the 
Commonwealth's Public Records Laws, a situation that continued until opening of the new 
Town Hall facility. During 1989 the Town Archivist transferred all permanent Town Records 
from a temporary storage vault located in the High School to the new permanent vaults. 
Additionally, important public records stored in non -accredited locations within the old 
Town Hall building were consolidated in the new vaults. Both modem and historical Town 
Public Records have been organized and shelved in the new faciUty in a manner consistent 
with good archival practice. Cohasset's historical Public Records, some dating to the mid and 
latter 17th century, have been additionally protected by placing them in steel storage cabinets 
within the new vaults. Environmental controls in the vault facility permit temperature and 
humidity levels to meet standards set by Slate regulations and required under the Public 
Records Laws. The work of identifying and organizing the town's Public Records continues. 

Additionally, organized storage space for many of the town's non-permanent office 
records is being developed in the Town Hall Addition, and storage of archival maps and plans 
is under reorganization. 

The cooperation of the Board of Selectmen, Town Clerk, and the several offices located 
in the Town Hall has been instiumental in the ongoing project to properly organize and store 
Cohasset's Permanent Public Records. Future safety and security of the town records will 
require continued implementation of high standards of vault supervision as developed during 
the course of the present reorganization project. 

Respectfully submitted, 

David H. Wadsworth, Town Archivist 

Base Map Committee 

This committee is charged with investigating the value and cost of a modem Geo- 
graphic Information System which would integrate and store all existing town map informa- 
tion in a computer system and which would accept additional types of geographic and civil 
information. Such a system would generate maps or lists containing selections of the 
information as needed, at scale and orientation as needed. 

Committee members were designated by departments using the town maps. These 
members explored the possible value of such a system in helping the town to avoid legal 
problems, to prevent zoning and other mistakes, to avoid misunderstanding between 
departments, and to implement needed programs with more efficiency and effectiveness. 

System information was obtained from engineering firms and other sources. Firms 
made presentations, and the committee went to see several systems in operation. Proposals 
were received and phased budgets were prepared showing estimates for different types of 
systems and with alternate qualities and capacities. 

A description of the alternates was presented to town meeting, and a request was made 
for funds to proceed with a pilot program. The request was put aside for further consideration. 



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Committee Members: 

For the Conservation Commission Merle H. Brown 

For the Planning Board Daniel C. Cotton 

For the Board of Health Sharon L. Becker 

For the Board of Selectmen Burtram J. Pratt 

For the Board of Assessors Thomas S. Duggan 

Member At Large Barbara B. Power 

Member At Large Douglas R. Peck 

Cable Television Council 

The community Cable Television Council is appointed by the Selectmen and meets 
periodically to assure that Continental Cablevision complies with the requirements of its 
contract with the Town of Cohasset. We also encourage community members to make full 
use of "public access" to cable television in Cohasset. Please let us know if you have any 
complaints or suggestions regarding cable TV in Cohasset. Leave your message at Town 
Hall. Also, we encourage your attendance at our meetings. 

The Council was relatively inactive during the winter and spring; this fall we have 
reorganized and refocused. Several new members have been added, and Burt Pratt, our 
liaison with the Board of Selectmen, has attended most of our meetings. 

Rate increases continue, and with them our concern that re-regulation of the cable 
industry may be the best course for consumer protection in the future. We are studying the 
Federal Cable Act, and may recommend to the Selectmen what actions they might take to help 
in the national campaign to restore local municipal controls over cable rates. 

Cohasset has a new Continental Cablevision Community Program Director, Deb 
Duggan, who took over this fall for Bob BeUiveau, who moved to a full-time position as 
Scituate's Program Director. Deb's job will be three-fourths time — continuing 
Continental's self-initiated increase in Program Director staffing for Cohasset, originally 
contracted for half-time. The merge of the Cohasset studio into a larger shared facihty in N. 
Scituate, accomplished last year, appears to have been beneficial for community program- 
ming in both towns. 

Besides the continuation of Wigmore Pierson's popular "Cohasset Talks" this year's 
regular programs have included the Cohasset Selectmen's meetings, an aerobics class, 
"California Fitness Connection" and a new weekly show from the Cohasset Schools, "Video 
Time". The ongoing Channel 3 bulletin board serves many of the Town's organizations. 
Cohasset community television increasingly meets some of our Town's communications 
needs. 

John R. H. Packard, Chairman 
Shelanne S. Durkin 
Tamsin E. EUiott 
Donald McAllister 
Penelope P. Redfield 
Marek L. Laas 
Charles M. Kane 



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Harbor Committee 

During 1989, the Harbor Committee continued to investigate and make recommenda- 
tions to increase safe utilization of the harbor and provide for fair and effective administra- 
tion. The highlights of the year were: 

A citizens' resolution was submitted by Emmett Holt to the Special Town Meeting on 
Dec. 5, 1988, requesting the Selectmen et al to stop the development of the Marina/ 
docominium project at the former Cox Estate and was voted unanimously. We were gratified 
that the resolution passed without debate. This ended our lengthy investigation of and strong 
opposition to this proposed project. The property since has been sold for use as a private 
residence. 

An extensive revision of the Harbor Bylaw was submitted to the Annual Town Meeting 
for approval. Due to disputes on two sections, it was voted to postpone further consideration 
at that meeting. A new revision will be submitted to the 1990 Annual Town Meeting. 

With our urging and approval, the Harbor Master acquired and installed a series of 
buoys along Bassings Beach which designated the area for swimming and thus prohibits the 
large flotilla of boats from anchoring in the channel. With enforcement by the Harbor Master, 
the hazards of boats anchoring in the channel has been essentially eliminated. 

A new set of Harbor Regulations were developed and submitted to the Board of 
Selectmen. These were approved by the Board on July 11, 1989, and put into effect 
immediately by the Harbor Department. 

In preparation for the new Harbor Department budget, we were asked by the Executive 
Secretary to investigate and recommend means by which the Harbor Deparunent could be 
made self-supporting so that the mooring fees collected would offset the total Harbor 
Department expenses. Since this would require a very large increase in the mooring fee to at 
least $7 per foot of boat length, which we considered to be excessive, we recommended 
instead that the Town implement a users' fee to be imposed on all boats habitually moored 
at private docks and marinas in the harbor which do not pay any fee for the services provided 
by the Harbor Department to all boats kept in the harbor. A compromise was ultimately 
reached with the Board of Selectmen whereby the Mooring fee would be raised from $4/ft. 
to $5/ft. and a user fee be imposed on all other registered or documented boats kept at marinas 
and private docks in the harbor. The new Harbor Bylaw to be submitted to the 1990 Annual 
Town Meeting will contain provisions for the Town to levy the new user fee. 

Our Harbor Master, Irving Gadow, has been on board a year now and I have received 
many praises about him, his dedication and hard work. We are extremely fortunate, I believe, 
to have Irv with us. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Fritz Pfaffmann, Chairman 

Irving Gadow, Harbor Master 

Mary Muncey, Vice Chairman 

Peter Wood, Secretary 

Domenic Barccari 

Lorren Gibbons 

Jack Silvia, Jr. 



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Harbormaster 

Having served as Harbormaster for one year, I would like to thank the people of 
Cohasset for their help and support. Special thanks to Cliff Dixon and Dave Marks. Their 
knowledge of the Harbor made a challenging boating season much easier. Thanks to Robert 
Baggs, whose expertise in consU*uction enabled me to repair an aluminum ramp at Lawrence 
Wharf and also to repair and improve the Harbormaster's Office. 

Some accomphshmenls during the past year were: 

— The issuing of five new moorings. 

— The estabUshment of a swim area along the main channel of Bassings Beach and 
a speed buoy. 

— Repair to the ramp by the Salt House. 

— Insulating and installing new siding and roof to Harbormaster's Office. 

— Hold Blessing of the Fleet in conjunction with the rededication of Minot's Light. 

— Assisting of 54 disabled boaters. 

Plans for the coming year include repairs and improvements to the floats at Govern- 
ment Island, the Salt House, and Margin Street. I will continue to look for ways to provide 
more mooring space in order to reduce the waiting list. 

Irving Gadow, Harbormaster 



By-Law Committee 

The By-Law Committee has met as required, checking the By-Laws for accuracy and 
format, reviewing proposed changes in the By-Laws, and making recommendations con- 
cerning such changes. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ComeUa O'Malley, Chairman 

Mary E. Gainor, Secretary 

W. Roger Nast 

Richard A. Henderson, Town Counsel 

Frances L. Marks, Town Clerk 



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Committee to Survey 

The Structure and Function of 

Town Government 

The purpose of this committee is to survey the structure and functions of Cohasset town 
government, its officers, departments and boards, and from time to time report its findings 
and recommendations, if any, to Town Meeting. The Committee held meetings on a regular 
basis this past year. We have also met, individually and collectively, with members of various 
committees, town officials, and interested citizens. 

At 1989 Town Meeting the Committee recommended against changing the member- 
ship of the Board of Selectmen back to three. 

1989 brought the Committee the State Department of Revenue revenue and expendi- 
ture forecast for the Town which we had been seeking for several years. If its projections hold, 
Proposition 2 1/2 override efforts will become an annual certainty. The Committee is now 
monitoring the DOR Division of Local Services* annual municipal data bank to see how 
Cohasset compares with other communities. 

The Committee undertook exploratory discussions with surrounding towns into areas 
of possible regionalization. Nothing concrete has emerged, but discussions are ongoing. 

During 1989 Dennis Roth joined the Committee and Roy Fitzsimmons succeeded Jean 
Cotton as Chairman. 

Respectfully submitted, 

F. Roy Fitzsimmons, Chairman 

Wilson H. Pile, Secretary 

Jean B. Cotton 

Patricia Facey 

Dennis L. Roth 

James L.Whelan 



Sealer of Weights and Measures i 

There were 155 units tested and sealed. There were $707.00 in sealing fees collected 
and submitted to the Town Treasurer. 

Respectfully submitted. 
Lot E. Bates, Sealer 



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FINANCIAL REPORTS 

Town Accountant 

Submitted herewith is my annual report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1989. This 
report includes the following: 
GENERAL FUND 

1. Balance Sheet (Combined) 

2. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance 

3. Report of Appropriations and Expenditures 

4. State and County Assessments 

5. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance 
Actual vs. Budget 

SPECIAL REVENUE FUND 

1 . Balance Sheet (Combined) 

2. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance Special 
Revenue Funds 

3. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance Highway 
Improvements 

WATER FUND 

1. Balance Sheet (Combined) 

2. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Retained Earnings 

3. Report of Appropriations and Expenditures 
CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND 

1. Balance Sheet (Combined) 

2. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance 

3. Report of Appropriations and Expenditures 
DEFERRED REVENUE 

1. Balance Sheet 

2. Statement of Changes in Fund Balance 
TRUST FUNDS 

Combined Statement of Changes in Fund Balances. 
GENERAL LONG-TERM DEBT GROUP OF ACCOUNTS 
Statement of General Long-Term Debt 
Statement of Water Fund Long-Term Debt 
Funds for the following unpaid bills for fiscal year 1989 were appropriated at the 
Special Town Meeting, October 10, 1989: 

Datamatix, Inc. $113.40 

Roche, Carens, & DeGiacomo 2,131.00 

McGowan, Engel, Tucker, Garret & Schultz 330.00 

Warner & Stackpole 12.229.39 



$14,803.79 



Respectfully submitted, 
Mary J. Gallagher 
Town Accountant 



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TOWN OF COHASSET Schedule GF-2 

General Fund 
Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance 
For the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1989 

^operty taxes: (Net of Provision 
for Abatements $126,957.75) 



Real Estate 


$8,254,403.68 


Property Taxes 


92,228.75 


Tax Liens Redeemed 


18,332.63 $8,364,965.06 


nnes: 




District Court 


14,260.00 


Parking Fines 


16,920.00 31,180.00 


Jcenses and Permits: 




Selectmen: 




Alcoholic Beverages 


15,014.45 


Facilities Permits 


23,126.00 


All Other 


6,761.00 


Town Clerk-Gasoline Storage 


450.00 


Police-Licenses and permits 


616.00 


Building Department: 




Gas 


1,780.00 


Plumbing 


5,502.00 


Building Permits 


55,482.00 


Certificates of Inspection 


1,555.00 


Wire Department-Permits 


4,991.50 


Harbor Department 


27,404.00 142,681.95 


3rants from State: 




Schools: 




Chapter 70 Aid 


640,997.00 


School Related Transportation 




Ch71A 


77,633.00 


Construction of School 




Projects Ch 645 


45,581.40 


Highways: 




Highway Fund 


19,738.00 


Hiway&Transit Fringe 




MBTA Communities 


19,400.00 


Lottery, Beano, Charity Games 


185,537.00 


Addt'l Asst. General Fund Approp. 


to 


Local Aid Fund 


527,586.00 


Shellfish 


180.20 


Veterans Benefits 


905.62 


Reimbursement for loss of taxes: 




Veterans, Blind and Elderly 


12,041.74 



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Additional Aid to Public Libraries 


2,080.00 


1,531,679.96 


Total General Revenue 




$10,070,506.97 


Commercial Revenue: 






Special Assessments-Sewer: 






Fiscal 1989 


1,415.01 




Prior Years 


48.75 




Paid in Advance 


325.59 


1,789.35 


Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes: 






1986 and Prior 


2,405.39 




1987 (net of refunds 1,461.09) 


28,743.60 




1988 (net of refunds 3,929.23) 


171,345.66 




1989 (net of refunds 2,300.99) 


315,809.23 


518,303.88 



Vessel Excise Taxes (net of refunds 512.20) 
Hotel/Motel Excise 

Total Commercial Revenue 
Departmental Revenue: 
Planning Board: 

Topographical Maps 

Filing Fees 

Miscellaneous 
Zoning Board of Appeals-Fees & Misc. 
Conservation Commission-Filing Fees 
Selectmen-Miscellaneous 
Treasurer-Collector: 

Fees for Services 

Miscellaneous 
Town Clerk: 

Fees for Services 

Miscellaneous 
Police: 

Miscellaneous 

Surcharge for Off-Duty Details 
Fire: 

Ambulance Services 

Inspections and Miscellaneous 
Building Inspector Miscellaneous 
Sealer of Weights and Measures-Fees 
Dog Officer-Fees 
Board of Health: 

Disposal Area Fees 32,014.00 

Dumping Fees from 

Private Landfill 81,787.10 

Recycling Income 820.22 

Another 20,694.81 135,316.13 



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2.20) 


5,618.44 
25,071.00 


$550,782.67 

> 
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130.00 






1,790.00 






24.40 


1,944.40 

3,611.95 

700.25 

1,213.80 




19,529.21 






59.05 


19,588.26 




319.00 






5,837.10 


6,156.10 




592.50 






4,968.05 


5,560.55 




20,730.16 






3,505.00 


24,235.16 

170.75 

633.00 

25.00 





Sewer Use Charges 




16,140.41 




Sewer Liens 




2,785.04 




Harbor- Application Fees and Misc. 




458.88 




Schools: 








Tuition 


2,440.91 






Miscellaneous 


5,304.00 


7,744.91 




Library Fines and Forfeits 




7,603.25 




Recreation Program Fees 




23,972.00 




Cemeteries-Burials 




5,175.00 




Total Department Revenue 






$263,034.84 


Unclassified Revenue: 








Rents 


13,200.00 






Use of Town Hall 


180.00 






Disaster Relief from State 


2,159.00 






Miscellaneous Receipts _ 


228.25 


15,767.25 




Interest: 








Deposits and Investments 


117,137.79 






Sewer Assessments 


377.18 






Property Taxes 


39,634.17 






Motor Vehicle Excise 


3,094.02 


160,243.16 


176,010.41 


Total Revenues 






$11,060,334.89 


Less: 








Current Year Expenditures 








(Schedule GF-3) 10,869,353.84 






Prior Year's Expenditures 








(Schedule GF-3) 


208,614.94 


11,077,968.78 




Encumbrances & Continued 








Appropriations (Schedule GF-3) 




267,107.11 


11,345,075.89 


Excess of Expenditures over Revenues 




(284,741.00) 


Other Financing Sources: 








Transfers from Trust Funds 




44,858.06 




Transfers from Special Revenue 




18,110.36 




Transfers from Stabilization Fund 




30,975.75 




Principal from Sale of Bonds 




68,549.91 




Premium on Bond Anac. Notes 




2,841.87 




Insurance Reimbursements 




10,729.62 




Total Other Financing Sources 






176,065.57 


Other Financing Uses: 








State and County Assessments (Schedule GF-4) 


271,904.86 




Expenditures from Trust Funds 




38,018.06 




Transfers to Capital Projects Fund 




56,450.00 




Transfer to Water Fund 




1,078.78 




Total Other Financing Uses 






(367,451.70) 


Excess of Expend. & Other Uses over 


Revenues & Other Sources 


(476,127.13) 



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Unreserved Fund Balance July 1, 1988 352,726.33 

Add: Prior Year Encumbrances 
closed 342,971.13 

Approp. from Overlay Surplus 125,000.00 

Underestimates of Fiscal 1989 State 
& County Assessments 1,172.86 

Reserve for Overlay Deficit 17,963.95 487,107.94 

Less: Overestimates of Fiscal 1988 State 
& County Assessments 4,084.95 

Fiscal 1987 Interest Earned on State 
Highway Grant closed to General Fund 
in error. 181.60 

Reserve for Appropriation Deficits 39,514.50 

Reserve for 1988 Overlay Deficit 698.73 (44,479.78) 795,354.49 

Unreserved Fund Balance June 30, 1989 $319,227.36 



REPORT OF APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FISCAL 89 CLOSE OUT LEDGER — GENERAL FUND 

Schedule GF-3 

Account Name Appropriation Carry Forward Expenditure Transfer Closed to 

Amount to New Year Amount Amount Revenue 

Dept. No. 3 Selectmen 

Personal Services 46,497.34 44,144.20 2,353.14 

General Expenses 12,002.28 13,596.91 1,668.36 73.73 

Equipment Rental 2,000.00 2,726.20 841.90 115.70 

Collective Bargaining 15,000.00 21,304.66 6,304.66 

Feasibility Study 

"Little Harbor" 

Schd #198 Art. 7 4/5/86 1,607.32 1,607.32 

Prof Fees for Transfer Station 

Schd #884 STM 10/26/87 25,120.00 25,120.00 

Mosquito Control 2,000.00 2,000.00 

Dept. No. 3 Selectmen 104,226.94 3,607.32 106,891.97 8,814.92 2,542.57 

Dept. No. 4 Executive Secretary 

Personal Services 41,465.40 41,465.40 

General Expense 1,015.00 604.58 410.42 

Dept. No. 4 Executive 

Secretary 42,480.40 42,069.98 410.42 

Dept. No. 5 Parking Clerk 

General Expenses 1,750.00 1,738.45 11.55 

Dept. No. 5 Parking Clerk 1,750.00 1,738.45 11.55 

Dept. No. 9 Moderator 

Personal Services 125.00 1.00 124.00 

Dept. No. 9 Moderator 125.00 1.00 124.00 

Dept. No. 11 Advisory Committee 
General Expenses 345.00 588.00 243.00 



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Dept. No. 1 1 Advisory Committee 345.00 588.00 243.00 

Dept. No. 13 Reserve Fund 

Transfers 125,000.00 (114,723.95) 10,276.05 

Dept. No. 13 Reserve Fund 125,000.00 (1 14,723.95) 10,276.05 

Dept. No. 15 Elect & Town Meet 

Personal Services 15,891.47 20,705.40 5,048.08 234.15 

General Expenses 9,268.00 2,500.00 10,367.59 3,755.00 155.41 

Town Meeting Warrant 2,730.00 3,714.57 2,282.32 1,297.75 

Dept. No. 15 Elect 

& Town Meet 27,889.47 2,500.00 34,787.56 11,085.40 1,687.31 
Dept. No. 19 Town Reports 

General Expenses 7,075.00 5,414.36 1,660.64 

Dept. No. 19 Town Reports 7,075.00 5,414.36 1,660.64 
Dept. No. 25 Town Accountant 

Personal Services 59,400.94 57,143.82 2.257.12 

General Expenses 3,529.00 70.12 3,032.37 426.51 

Central Computer 23,766.00 26,369.45 2,603.45 

Dept. No. 25 Town Accountant 86,695.94 70.12 86,545.64 2,603.45 2,683.63 
Dept. No. 29 Assessors 

Personal Services 36,745.90 36,347.53 398.37 

General Expenses 23,672.66 17,747.40 12,153.94 16,600.00 10,371.32 

Triennial Revalue 70,000.00 16,106.80 53,893.20 

Dept. No. 29 Assessors 130,418.56 33,854.20 102,394.67 16,600.00 10,769.69 
Dept. No. 35 Treas/Collector 

Personal Services 77,805.10 78,205.38 407.20 6.92 

General Expenses 13,470.00 13,469.90 0.10 

MGL CH60 Sec 508 12,500.00 6,000.00 5,230.00 1,270.00 

Banking Services 4,862.00 4,850.64 11.36 

Dept. No. 35 Treas/Collector 108,637.10 6,000.00 101,755.92 407.20 1,288.38 
Dept. No. 39 Town Clerk 

Personal Services 43,794.85 43,353.53 441.32 

General Expenses 3,168.00 2,940.65 227.35 

Capital Ouday 1 82.00 1 82.00 

Dept. No. 39 Town Clerk 47,144.85 46,476.18 668.67 
Dept. No. 45 Law 

General Expenses 12,000.00 11,849.97 150.03 

Town Counsel 75,000.00 75,000.00 

Unpaid Bills Previous Year 13,942.73 13,942.73 
Special Environmental 

Counsel 50,000.00 50,000.00 

Dept. No. 45 Law 137,000.00 150,792.70 13,942.73 150.03 
Dept. No. 47 Personnel Committee 

General Expenses 220.00 110.00 110.00 
Dept. No. 47 Personnel 

Committee 220.00 110.00 110.00 
Dept. No. 61 Zoning Board 

Personal Services 69.17 69.17 

General Expenses 3,280.00 3,280.00 



143 



Dept. No. 61 Zoning Board 
Dept. No. 63 Planning Board 
Personal Services 
General Expenses 
Capital Outlay 
Engineering Services 
Unpaid Bills Previous Year 
Dept. No. 63 Planning Board 
Dept. No. 65 Town Hall 
Personal Services 
General Expenses 
Biding Maint. Approp. Forward 
Handicap Access Ramp 
Schd #179 FY87-STM 6/23/86 
Improv/Equip Town Hall 
Schd #180 STM 6/23/86 FY87 
Improv/Equip Town Hall 
Schd #885 STM 5/2/88 
Dept. No. 65 Town Hall 
Dept. No. 66 Town Buildings 
General Expenses 
Roof Repair STM 5/2/88 
Dept. No. 66 Town Buildings 
Dept. No. 71 Pensions 
Norfolk County 

Retirement System 
Non-Contrib Pensions 
Dept. No. 71 Pensions 
Dept. No. 76 Insurance 
General Expenses 

Group Insurance 

Dept. No. 76 Insurance 

Dept. No. 91 Unclassified 

General Expenses 

Capital Outlay 

Unemployment Insurance 

Unpaid Bills Previous Year 

Audit of Accounts 

South Shore Coalition 

So Sh Assoc for Retard Citizens 

Dept. No. 91 Unclassified 

Dept. No. 101 Police 

Personal Services 

General Expenses 

Capital Outlay 

Dept. No. 101 Police 

Dept. No. 103 Fire 



3,349.17 



3,280.00 



9,050.28 




7,860.54 




2,660.00 




2.873.94 


600.00 


750.00 




743.67 




10,000.00 




15.000.00 


5,000.00 






3.004.79 


3,004.79 


22,460.28 




29.482.94 


8,604.79 


19.807.04 




19,702.26 




14,980.00 


1,244.50 


18,680.00 


5,020.00 


3,140.00 


3,140.00 






4,500.00 




4.500.00 




4,406.35 


352.29 


4,054.06 




4,000.00 


4,000.00 






50,833.39 


8,736.79 


46,936.32 


5,020.00 


2,775.00 




3,150.87 


375.87 


3,200.00 




2,980.00 




5,975.00 




6,130.87 


375.87 


334,126.00 




334,126.00 




3.800.00 




3,316.80 




337,926.00 




337,442.80 




347.497.00 


709.00 


337,113.51 




566,658.93 




573.529.90 


7,005.56 


914,155.93 


709.00 


910,643.41 


7,005.56 


1,190.00 




775.53 




700.00 


700.00 






6,000.00 












3,162.94 


3,162.94 


12,000.00 




15,400.00 


3.400.00 


1,000.00 




1,000.00 




2,500.00 




2.500.00 




23,390.00 


700.00 


22.838.47 


6.562.94 


629,084.87 




632.685.04 


6.000.00 


54,425.00 




46.723.53 




26.900.00 




26,899.16 




710,409.87 




706,307.73 


6.000.00 



144 



419.00 



15,000.00 

8,800.00 

918,358.44 

87,158.79 

23,415.00 

10,182.81 

1.740.00 



Personal Services 704,930.04 

General Expenses 49,075.40 

Capital Outlay 14,619.00 

Fire & PoUce Headquarters 1 6,950.00 

Hydrant Services 107,765.00 

Unpaid Bills Previous Year 

Out of State Travel 

Pls&Specs-Renov Police/Fire Stat 

Schd #195 STM 12/9/85 

Purch/Equip 4 Door Sedan Cruiser 

Schd #880 ATM Article 

Adj. for Collect. Bargin. Agreement 

STM 12/5/88 

Ambulance (Net of Trade-in) 

Hydraulic Rescue Tools 

Dept. No. 103 Fire 

Dept. No. 109 Tree & Park 

Personal Services 

General Expenses 

Capital Outlay 

Personal Services Trust Fund 

Refurbish Pond on the Common 

Schd#881FY88 Spec. Art. 

New Truck Less Trade-in 

Schd #885 STM 5/2/88 

Milliken Field Improvements 

Dept. No. 109 Tree & Parks 

Dept. No. Ill Harbor 

Personal Services 

General Expenses 

Capital Outlay 

Replace Float & 

Runway-Govt Isl 
Repair/Const Float 

Cohasset Harbor 
Dept. No. Ill Harbor 
Dept. No. 112 Shellfish Const 
Personal Services 
General Expenses 
Dept. No. 112 Shellfish Const 
Dept. No. 113 Building Inspector 
Personal Services 
General Expenses 
Dept. No. 113 Building 

Inspector 
Dept. No. 119 Weights/Measure 
Personal Services 
General Expenses 



1.314.67 
3,406.80 

300.00 



300.00 



500.00 1,150.18 



810,901.93 

46.134.60 

14,592.40 

15,168.76 

106,479.60 

5,092.29 

299.72 

8,349.82 

419.00 



60,635.69 

15,000.00 

8.800.00 

6,171.65 1,091,873.81 



20.12 
729.54 



35,000.00 27,483.50 



20,000.00 

4,800.00 

182,296.60 

34,594.96 
7,485.00 
3,085.00 

5.000.00 



4.800.00 
33.033.16 



1,386.17 



87,106.51 

26,378.08 

9.314.92 

1.740.00 

7,516.50 

20,000.00 

152,056.01 

32,502.37 
9,920.71 
3,833.83 

4,551.50 



6.500.00 


6.500.00 


56.664.96 1.386.17 57.308.41 


500.00 


500.00 


220.00 




720.00 


500.00 


53,755.32 


47.953.16 


9,915.00 


9,688.07 


63,670.32 


57,641.23 


750.00 


750.00 


200.00 


156.25 



124,249.29 
4,537.32 



5,092.29 



9,000.00 



60,635.69 



3,000.00 



3,000.00 



3,600.00 
2,135.00 



5,735.00 



16,962.73 

4,071.32 

26.60 

1.481.24 

1,285.40 

0.28 



203,514.59 23,827.57 



52.28 

16.80 

138.35 



207.43 

2,092.59 
1,164.29 



448.50 



3,705.38 



220.00 
220.00 

5,802.16 
226.93 

6,029.09 



43.75 



145 



Capital Outlay 


700.00 


940.00 


240.00 




Dept. No. 1 1 9 Weights/Measure 1 ,650.00 


1,846.25 


240.00 


43.75 


Dept. No. 121 Wire 










Personal Services 


79,712.04 


77,802.18 




1,909.86 


General Expenses 


10,266.00 


10,438.78 


172.78 




Capital Outlay 


1,780.00 


500.00 1,242.00 




38.00 


Unpaid Bills Previous Year 




539.94 


539.94 




Dept. No. 121 Wire 


91,758.04 


500.00 90,022.90 


712.72 


1,947.86 


Dept. No. 131 Civil Defense 










Personal Services 


250.00 


250.00 






General Expenses 


105.00 






105.00 


Dept. No. 131 Civil Defense 


355.00 


250.00 




105.00 


Dept. No. 133 Dog Officer 










Personal Services 


3.621.20 


3,621.20 






General Expenses 


3,300.00 


3,220.73 




79.27 


Unpaid Bills Previous Year 




41.89 


41.89 




Dept. No. 133 Dog Officer 


6,921.20 


6,883.82 


41.89 


79.27 


Dept. No. 200 School 










Oil Spill Clean Up 










Schd #885 STM 5/2/88 


969.52 


8,520.24 


7,550.73 


0.01 


School Bus 




31,610.00 


31,610.00 




New Truck 


16,000.00 


15,990.00 




10.00 


School Committee 


233,963.00 


31,520.15 




202,442.85 


Superintendents Office 


91,225.00 


89,316.05 




1.908.95 


Assistant to the 










Superintendent 


130,164.42 


167,094.01 




(36.929.59) 


Supervision 


29,346.00 


30,493.03 




(1.147.03) 


Principals 


320,583.00 


345,564.04 




(24.981.04) 


Teaching 


2,839,660.00 


2,941,959.26 




(102,299.26) 


Textbooks 


24,917.00 


24,245.02 




671.98 


Library 


120,128.00 


131.786.14 




(11.658.14) 


Audio -Visual 


17,001.00 


13,609.00 




3,392.00 


Guidance 


183,700.24 


188,587.48 




(4,887.24) 


Attendance 


14,345.00 


16,976.88 




(2,631.88) 


Health 


44,723.00 


46.916.91 




(2.193.91) 


Operation of Buses 


103.340.00 


108,984.02 




(5.644.02) 


Maintenance of Buses 


22.800.00 


32.581.21 




(9.781.21) 


Contracted Carriers 


22,860.00 


37.326.52 




(14,466.52) 


Athletics 


116,008.00 


111,671.97 




4,336.03 


Student Activities 


13.170.00 


12,432.84 




737.16 


Custodial 


263,310.00 


268.501.49 




(5.191.49) 


Heat 


62,200.00 


52,674.61 




9,525.39 


UtiUties 


104.600.00 


107,849.85 




(3.249.85) 


Maintenance/Grounds 


10,000.00 


9,791.31 




208.69 


Maintenance/Building 


76,237.48 


102,455.91 




(26.218.43) 


Equipment Maint/Repairs 


13,060.00 


10,229.70 




2.830.30 


Fixed Expenditures 


14,600.00 


2,600.00 




12,000.00 


Improvement/Buildings 


1,700.00 


1,700.00 







146 



Acquisition/Equipment 
Replacement/Equipment 
Other Than Public 
Dept. No. 200 School 
Dept. No. 201 Schools-Other 
South Shore Regional 

School Dist 
Dept. No. 201 Schools-Other 
Dept. No. 300 Highway 
Personal Services 
General Expenses 
Capital Outlay 
Snow Removal 
Street Lighting 
Garage Expenses 
Replace Doane St. Culvert 
SCHD #140 Approp. Forward 
Salt Shed 

Site Prep-Contrc Salt Shd-Cedar 
SCHD #197 STM 6/17/85 
Diesel Truck W/Trade 
Front End Loader 
Dept. No. 300 Highway 
Dept. No. 403 Landfill 
Personal Services 
General Expenses 
Capital Outlay 
Recycling Payroll 
Recycling Expenses 
Engineering Services 
Unpaid Bills Previous Year 
Plans & Specs. Transfer Station 

Schd #188 Art. 31. 4/6/85 5,000.00 5,000.00 

Capping & Seeding 

Schd #880 ATM Article 1,270.00 1,270.00 

Operation of Transfer Station 
STM 5/2/88 
Leachate Control 
Dozer/Grader 
Dept. No. 403 Landfill 
Dept. No. 407 Sewer 
Personal Services 
General Expenses 
Capital Outlay 
Sewer Const Proj 1 

Schd #140 Approp. Forward 1,439.20 332.40 1,106.80 

Grant Prog-State Inflow/Infil 
Schd #180 STM 6/23/86/FY87 10,000.00 10,000.00 



147 



28,575.00 




25,457.81 




3,117.19 


25,328.00 




22,371.08 




2,956.92 


186,074.00 




178,921.85 




7,152.15 


5,130,587.66 


5,169,738.38 


39,160.73 


10.01 


20,035.00 




20,035.00 






20,035.00 




20,035.00 






158.512.16 




132,393.36 




26,118.80 


69,707.00 




69.908.43 


208.44 


7.01 


17,800.00 




17.744.00 




56.00 


45,000.00 




38.234.62 




6,765.38 


44,000.00 




44.000.00 






2,850.00 




2.501.16 




348.84 


21,007.85 


18,356.85 


2.651.00 






400.00 




226.58 




173.42 


ir 

722.00 




722.00 






40,000.00 




39.685.99 
36,939.91 


36,939.91 


314.01 


399,999.01 


18,356.85 


385,007.05 


37,148.35 


33,783.46 


51,104.64 




50,804.82 




299.82 


123,210.00 


23,934.00 


178,334.79 


80,000.00 


941.21 






21,898.56 


21,899.00 


0.44 


8.451.90 




7.134.72 




1,317.18 


125.00 




111.41 




13.59 


3,792.50 




5,710.00 
15,247.10 


2,000.00 
15,247.10 


82.50 



80,000.00 






(80,000.00) 




68,290.00 


33,690.00 


34,600.00 






12,000.00 


12,000.00 








353,244.04 


69,624.00 


320,111.40 


39,146.10 


2,654.74 


9.736.12 




9.636.12 




100.00 


138.400.00 


3,494.89 


140,634.00 


6,469.11 


740.22 


8.400.00 


8,555.11 


6,585.23 


6,745.45 


5.11 



Dept. No. 407 Sewer 

Depl. No. 481 Historical Comm 

General Expenses 

Dept. No. 481 Historical Comm 

Dept. No.482 Common Hist DC 

General Expenses 

Dept. No. 482 Common Hist DC 

Dept. No. 483 Town Archivist 

Personal Services 

Dept. No. 483 Town Archivist 

Dept. No. 487 Conservation 

Personal Services 

General Expenses 

Dept. No. 487 Conservation 

Dept. No. 501 Board of Health 

Personal Services 

General Expenses 

Capital Outlay 

HydroAVater Quality Investigat 

Schd #884 STM 10/26/8 

Public Health Risk 

Assessment 
Dept. No.501 Board of 

Health 
Dept. No. 503 Soc Serv League 
General Expenses 
Dept. No. 503 Soc Serv 

League 12,745.00 12,745.00 

Dept. No. 531 Council On Aging 
Personal Services 
General Expenses 
Capital Outlay 
New Senior Shuttle Bus 
Schd #133 Art. 18, ATM 5/5/86 
Senior Center 
New Senior Shuttle Bus 
Dept. No. 531 Council 

On Aging 
Dept. No. 551 Veterans' Serv 
Personal Services 
General Expenses 
Dept. No. 551 Veterans' Serv 
Dept. No. 560 Fair Housing 
General Expenses 
Dept. No. 560 Fair Housing 
Dept. No. 571 Cemeteries 
Personal Services 
General Expenses 



148 



167,975.32 


22,382.40 


157,962.15 


13,214.56 


845.33 , 


85.00 
85.00 




67.74 
67.74 




17.26 
17.26 i 


85.00 
85.00 


85.00 
85.00 








250.00 
250.00 




250.00 
250.00 






9,327.00 

3,860.00 

13,187.00 




9,327.00 

7,860.00 

17,187.00 


4.000.00 
4,000.00 




55.308.28 

61,671.79 

300.00 


4.219.10 


54,993.02 

55,206.57 

300.00 




315.26 
2,246.12 


11,441.11 




11,441.11 






18,000.00 


18,000.00 








146,721.18 


22,219.10 


121.940.70 




2,561.38 


12,745.00 




12,745.00 







20,151.81 




20,424.81 


273.00 




6,765.00 


70.46 


8,861.86 


2,174.04 


6.72 


550.00 




535.37 




14.63 


83.28 


46.39 


36.89 






4,700.00 




4,700.00 










15,531.00 


16.000.00 


469.00 


32,250.09 


116.85 


50,089.93 


18,447.04 


490.35 


1,600.00 




1,600.00 






10,200.00 


201.52 


2,265.25 




7,733.23 


11,800.00 


201.52 


3,865.25 




7,733.23 


120.00 




95.00 




25.00 


120.00 




95.00 




25.00 


16,058.48 




16,058.48 






1,335.00 


40.00 


1,164.00 




131.00 



Personal Services Trust Fund 


5,100.00 




5,100.00 






Central Cemetery 


1,475.00 




1,475.00 






Enlarging Burial Space-Woodside 










Schd #880 ATM Article 


1,500.00 


1,000.00 


500.00 






Dept. No. 571 Cemeteries 


25,468.48 


1,040.00 


24,297.48 




131.00 


Dept. No. 601 Library 












Personal Services 


165,296.29 




159,188.25 




6.108.04 


General Expenses 


62,561.63 




61,377.47 




1,184.16 


Capital Ouday 


7,995.00 


7,995.00 








OCLN Computerized System 












Schd #161 Special Article 


17,706.70 


17,062.92 


643.78 






OCLN Proj to Computerize Records 










Schd #165 Art. 20 4/5/85 


201.10 




201.10 






Repair Library Bldg 












Schd #880 ATM Article 


10,000.00 


10,000.00 








Dept. No. 601 Library 


263.760.72 


35,057.92 


221,410.60 




7.292.20 


Dept. No. 621 Recreation 












Personal Services 


57,987.70 




57,980.58 




7.12 


General Expenses 


7,670.22 




7,562.58 




107.64 


Dept. No. 621 Recreation 


65,657.92 




65,543.16 




114.76 


Dept. No. 643 Celebrations 












General Expenses 


1,500.00 


755.06 


744.94 






Dept. No. 643 Celebrations 


1,500.00 


755.06 


744.94 






Dept. No. 647 Constitution Co 












General Expenses 


50.00 








50.00 


Dept. No. 647 Constitution Co 


50.00 








50.00 


Dept. No. 700 Debt Services 












Maturing Debt 


240.108.00 




132,139.00 


(36,450.00) 


71.519.00 


Interest 


187,982.62 




173,727.60 




14,255.02 


Dept. No. 700 Debt Services 


428,090.62 




305,866.60 


(36,450.00) 


85,774.02 


11,283.514.50 


267,107.11 


11.077.968.78 


300,452.89 238.891.50 










Schedule GF-4 



TOWN OF COHASSET 

STATE AND COUNTY ASSESSMENTS 

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1989 



Account 

County Tax 

Special Education 

Motor Vehicle Excise Bills 

Parking Surcharge 

Elderly Governmental Retirees 

Retired Municipal Teachers 

Mosquito Control Project 

Air Pollution Control Districts 

Metro. Area Planning Council 

Mass Bay Transit Authority 





] 


Vet Underestimates 


Estimated 




Forward to 


Charges 


Expenditures 


Fiscal 1990 


$46,603.00 


46,602.86 


$0.14 


4,508.00 


4,556.00 


(48.00) 


1,079.00 


1,079.00 


— 


— 


530.00 


(530.00) 


988.00 


988.00 


— 


72,678.00 


72,678.00 


— 


8,322.00 


8,724.00 


(402.00) 


1,870.00 


1,870.00 


— 


1,388.00 


1,388.00 


— 


133,296.00 


133,489.00 


(193.00) 


$270,732.00 


$271,904.86 


($1,172.86) 



149 



Schedule GF-5 

TOWN OF COHASSET 

GENERAL FUND 

STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES AND 

CHANGES IN FUND BALANCE 

ACTUAL VS. BUDGET 

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1989 

FAVORABLE 
ACTUAL BUDGET (1) (UNFAVORABLE) 

Property Taxes 

Fines 

Licenses and permits 

Grants from State 

Total General Revenue 
Commercial Revenue 
Departmental Revenue 
Unclassified Revenue 
Interest 

Total Revenues 
Less Expenditures 

Excess of Expenditures over 

Revenues 
Other Financing Sources 
Other Financing Uses 

Excess of Expend. & Other Uses over 

Revenue & Other Sources (209,020.02) (252,681.13) 43,661.11 

FundBalanceJuly 1,1988 789,477.53 789,477.53 — 

Add: FY 89 Net Income Waterways Improvement 

Fund 5,618.45 5,618.45 — 

Less: Fiscal Year 1987 interest earned on State 

Highway Grant closed to General Fund 

in error (181.60) (181.60) 

Fund Balance June 30, 1989 $585,894.36 $542,414.85 $43,479.51 



$8,364,965.06 


$8,655,137.93 


($290,172.87) 


31,180.00 


29,537.00 


1,643.00 


142,681.95 


143,292.00 


(610.05) 


1,531,679.96 


1,530,802.00 


877.96 


10,070,506.97 


10,358,768.93 


(288,261.96) 


550,782.67 


502,063.00 


48,719.67 


263,034.84 


228,947.00 


34,087.84 


15,767.25 


12,474.00 


3,293.25 


160,243.16 


161,347.00 


(1,103.84) 


11,060,334.89 


11,263,599.93 


(203,265.04) 


11,077,968.78 


11,316,860.28 


238,891.50 


(17,633.89) 


(53,260.35) 


35,626.46 


176,065.57 


128.840.00 


47,225.57 


(367,451.70) 


(328,260.78) 


(39,190.92) 



(1) Budget includes the current year's budget amounts 
adjusted for encumbrances outstanding at the beginning 
and end of period. 



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TOWN OF COHASSET 
SPECIAL REVENUE-HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS 
STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES, AND CHANGES IN FUND 

BALANCE 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1989 
Revenue: 

State Grants: 

Interest on Deposits 105.98 



Expenditures: 

Payment of Notes 17,830.15 



$105.98 

17,830.15 
Excess of expenditures over revenues (17,724.17) 

Fund Balance July 1, 1988 20,466.73 

Add: Fiscal 1987 Interest earned on State Highway 

Grant closed to General Fund in error 181.60 

Fund Balance June 30, 1989 $2,924.16 

Schedule WF-2 

TOWN OF COHASSET 

WATER FUND 

STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES, AND CHANGES 

IN RETAINED EARNINGS 

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1989 

Revenue: * 

User Charges $635,788.56 

Water Liens 39,450.90 

Interest-Delinquent Accounts 5,434.97 

Hydrants-Town of Cohasset 97,125.00 

Services 20,000.00 

Miscellaneous 4,332.29 

State Reimbursements: 

Debt receipts- Water Treatment Fac. 14,87 1 .36 

Principal from Sale of Bonds 62,000.00 

Transfer from General Fund 1,078.78 

Total Revenue $880,08 1 .86 

Expenditures 782,2 13.25 

Encumbrances 2,1.64.42 

Total Expenditures & Encumbrances (784,377.67) 

(see schedule WF-3) 
Excess of revenues over expenditures $95,704. 19 

Retained Earnings July 1, 1988 (1,078.78) 

Add: Prior year Encumbrances closed 20,052.95 

Less: Adjustments for Fiscal Year 1985 

Revenue Accrual that was never reversed. (44^554.18) 
Retained Earnings June 30, 1989 $70,114.18 
*Cash Basis 



155 











Schedule WF-3 


REPORT OF APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURES 




FISCAL 89 CLOSE OUT LEDGER-WATER DEPARTMENT 






Approp. Carry Forw'd 


Expenditure 


Transfer 


Closed 


Account Name 


Amount to New Year 


Amount 


Amount 


to Revenue 


Personal Services 


254,193.34 




233,984.67 




20,208.67 


General Expenses 


174,155.00 


2,164.42 


153,292.42 




18,698.16 


Capital OuUay 


2,300.00 




2,154.95 




145.05 


Norfolk County 












Retirement System 


42,524.00 




42,524.00 






Insurance Expenses 


42,543.00 




41,570.99 




972.01 


Group Insurance 


29,863.91 




24,247.02 




5,616.89 


Maturing Debt 


114,500.00 




99,000.00 




15,500.00 


Interest 


123,727.50 




123,727.50 






Major Roof Repairs 












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988 -^n 




783.806.75 


2.164.42 


782.213.25 


62.000.00 


61.429.08 



$2,606,450.00 



Schedule CP-2 
TOWN OF COHASSET 
CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND 
STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES, AND CHANGES IN FUND 

BALANCE 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1989 
Revenue: 

Other Financing sources: 

Proceeds from sale of bonds 1 ,930,000.00 

Proceeds from sale of temporary loans 620,000.00 

Transfers from General Fund 56,45000 

Expenditures: 

Town Hall Addition 415,000.19 

Repair of School Classroom Wings 25,189.95 

Repair of School Science Labs 1 39,850.00 

School Roof Repairs 20,000.00 

Sewer Project 43,531.79 

Transfer Station 83,267.50 

Excess of revenues over expenditures 
Other Financing Uses: 

Payment of Temporary Notes 
Excess of expenditures and other financing 

uses over revenue 
Fund Balance July 1, 1988 
Fund Balance June 30, 1989 



726,839.43 
1,879,610.57 

1 . 966.450,00 

(86,839.43) 
75 0,9 03 37 
S664.063.89 



156 



Schedule CP-3 
TOWN OF COHASSET 
CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND 
REPORT OF APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1989 
Balance Appropriated 
Forward Fiscal 1989 Expenditures Balance 



Sewer Project 


140,105.06 




43,531.79 


96,573.27 


Roof Repairs- 










Deer Hill &H.S. 


25,343.68 






25,343.68 


Town Hall Addition 


415,212.17 




415,000.19 


211.98 


Renovation of 










Science Labs 


139,850.00 




139,850.00 


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Repair of 










Classroom Wings 


30,392.41 




25,189.95 


5,202.46 


Science Lab 




70,000.00 




70,000.00 


School Roof Repairs 




20,000.00 


20,000.00 




Transfer Station 




550,000.00 


83,267.50 


466,732.50 




750,903.32 


640,000.00 


726,839.43 


664,063.89 









Schedule DR-1 




TOWN OF COHASSET 






DEFERRED REVENUE ACCOUNTS 






BALANCE SHEET 






JUNE 30, 1989 






Apportioned Sewer Assessments Not Due: 




$6,505.11 




r Assessments Revenue 






/\pponioncu oewe 




Due in Fiscal: 








1989 




1,466.26 




1990 




1,636.75 




1991 




1,636.75 




1992 




1,636.75 




1993 




65.80 




1994 


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62.80 


$6,505.11 



157 



Schedule DR.2 



TOWN OF COHASSET 

DEFERRED REVENUE ACCOUNTS 

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN FUND BALANCE 

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1989 

1988 1989-1994 



Apportioned Sewer Assessments 
not due-July 1,1988 

Less-Collections July 1, 1988 
to June 30, 1989 

Less- Added to Real Estate Taxes 

Apportioned Sewer Assessments 

not due-June 30,1989 



$1,466.26 



$6,830.70 



Total 

$8,296.96 





325.59 


$325.59 


1,466.26 
1,466.26 


6,505.11 


7,971.37 
1,466.26 


$0.00 


$6,505.11 


$6,505.11 



TRUST FUNDS IN CUSTODY OF TOWN TREASURER 
COMBINED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN FUND BALANCES 

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1989 j 

Interest & 
Balance DividVOther Transfers to Due from Balance 

.lulv 1. 1988 Fiscal Year 1989 Gen, fund General fund .Tune 30. 1989 

PARKS AND PLAYGROUNDS 

Robert Charles Billings- , 

Pratt Park Fund ' 

(Beechwood) 2,183.18 162.95 165.00 

H.W. Wadleigh Park Fund 6,086.66 409.05 527.43 127.43 

Wheelwright Park Fund 17.112.89 1.235.45 1.175.00 

Edith M. Bates Fund- 
Pond and Common 4,072.65 296.09 
CEMETERIES 
Perpetual Care- 
Woodside Cemetery 74.952.27 5.414.48 1.153.55 

Lots Added FY 1989 1,375.00 

25M New England Power Company 

1st Mortgage par 100, 

due 9/9/99.8-3/8% 27,312.91 2.093.75 4.406.66 940.21 

Perpetual Care- 
Beech wood Cemetary 6.826.27 571.73 480.00 

Lots Added FY 1989 1,250.00 

Beechwood Cemetery Association 

(Chapter 370 of the 

Acts of 1952) 2,324.67 169.07 

Estate of Harry E. Wilbur 

(Family Lots in 

Woodside Cemetery) 528.23 28.42 



2.181.13 

6.095.71 

17.173.34 

4,368.74 



80,588.20 



25.940.21 



8,168.00 



2.493.74 



556.65 



158 



Estate of Harry E. Wilbur 

(Woodside Cemetery) 3,462.05 252.25 3,714.30 

Charlotte Lincoln Bell Memorial Fund 

North Cohasset 

Cemetery 
Isadora B. Newey Fund 

North Cohasset 

Cemetery 
Cedar Street Cemetery 
SCHOOLS 
Ripley Fund 
James W. Nichols 
Scholarship Fund 
Major William Arthur 
Scholarship Fund 
Alice and Walter Shuebruk 
Scholarship Fund 
William Ripley Jr., 
Athletic Fund 
John G. Carzis 
Scholarship Fund 
Margaret M. Hardy 
Scholarship Fund 
Helen & Malcom Stevens 
Scholarship Fund 

Donations 
OTHER 

Post War Rehabilitation 
Stabilization Fund 
Health Insurance Chapter 32B 

Transfer from 

General Fund 
Conservation Fund 
Beechwood Improvement Association 

Recreation Fund 5,835.89 423.93 6,259.82 

Special Fund for 

Retirement 815,089.19 71,205.27 886,294.46 

Rental Security 344.13 18.76 362.89 

PAUL PRATT MEMORIAL LIBRARY 
Vanguard Star Fund 
Donations 



24,190.46 


1,785.30 




25,975.76 


14,247.37 


1,030.41 




15,277.78 


4,428.52 


314.26 


1,309.00 


3,433.78 


3,365.65 


247.04 




3,612.69 


5.255.96 


388.79 


200.00 


5,444.75 


6,934.10 


512.31 


300.00 


7,146.41 


12,145.53 


888.15 


300.00 


12,733.68 


10,831.17 


796.40 


1,361.37 


10,266.20 


11,685.56 


506.48 


7,100.69 


5,091.35 


236,181.82 


17,617.74 


18,025.00 


235,774.56 


155,848.32 


13,180.41 


9,422.00 






1,386.66 




160,993.39 


2,856.17 


208.64 




3,064.81 


111,248.97 
32B 


6,835.83 
2,950.74 


30,975.75 


87,109.05 




229,093.88 


214,063.03 


17,981.59 


38,358.06 


2,833.43 




41,191.49 



158,695.43 


7,668.80 
110,168.29 


11,210.11 


265,322.41 


1,762,404.08 


483,319.76 


302,174.59 


1,067.64 1.944,616.89 



159 



TOWN OF COHASSET 

GENERAL LONG-TERM DEBT GROUP OF ACCOUNTS 

STATEMENT OF LONG-TERM DEBT 

OTHER THAN WATER DEPARTMENT 

JUNE 30, 1989 





Annual 






Outstanding 




Principal 






Balance 


Loan and Rate 


Payment 


Year Due 


Amount June 30, 1989 


Sewerage-Project 11 -Mains for Various Streets 








$400,000.00 dated October 1 


1972, 5.1% 








$1,570.00 dated October 1, 1972 due October 1, 


1973, 4% 






(Outside debt limit 










Chap. 44, Sec. 8) 


(20,000.00) 


1989-1992 


80,000.00 


80,000.00 


School Roof Repair I- 










Deer Hill School 


(35,000.00 


1989-1994 


210,000.00 


210,000.00 


$350,000.00, 10 years, 8.1%- 


8.2% 








Departmental Equipment 










(Buses) 


(15,000.00) 


1989-1990 


30,000.00 


30,000.00 


$60,000.00. 4 years,5.65% 










Departmental Equipment 










(Bus) 


(10,536.67) 


1989-1991 


31,610.00 


31,610.00 


$31,610.00, 3 years, 6.82% 










Departmental Equipment 










(Highway) 


(12,313.31) 


1989-1991 


36.939.91 


36,939.91 


$36,939.91, 3 years, 6.82% 










Transfer Station 


(35,000.00) 


1990-1992 


105.000.00 




$550,000.00, 


(50,000.00) 


1993-1998 


300.000.00 




13 years, 6.717% 


(36,250.00 


1999-2002 


145,000.00 


550,000.00 


Classroom and Science 










Lab Renovations 


(31,375.00) 


1990-1996 


219.625.00 




$250,000.00, 


(30,375.00) 


1997 


30,375.00 


250,000.00 


8 years, 6.70% 










Science Labs 


(7,875.00) 


1990-1997 


63,000.00 




$70,000.00, 


(7,000.00) 


1998 


7,000.00 


70,000.00 


9 years, 6.70% 










Town Hall 










Renovations 


(95,750.00) 


1990-1992 


287,250.00 




$1,060,000,000 


(80,750.00) 


1993-1996 


323,000.00 




13 years, 6.717% 












(81,750.00) 


1997 


81,750.00 






(113,000.00) 


1998 


113,000.00 






(63,750.00) 


1999-2002 


255,000.00 


1.060,000.00 








$2,318,549.91 



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Loans Authorized and Unissued: 

Design & Construction 

of Wastewater Disposal System 
Article 16, May 2, 1988 1,400,000.00 

Construction of Effluent Sewers 
Article 17, May 2, 1988 800,000.00 

Engineering & Design of Town Cemetery 
Article 15, April 1, 1989 50,000.00 

Reroof Old Town HaU 
Article 37, April 1, 1989 26,000.00 

Construction & Renovation of Lillard & Milliken Fields 
Article 49, April 1,1989 280,000.00 

Replace Roof at Osgood School 
Article 57, April 1, 1989 41,656.32 

Total Loans Authorized 
and Unissued 2,597,656.32 





TOWN OF COHASSET 








WATER FUND 








STATEMENT OF LONG-TERM DEBT 






JUNE 30, 1989 








Annual 






Outstanding 




Principal 






Balance 


Loan and Rate 


Payment 


Year Due 


Amount 


June 30, 1989 


Water Treatment FaciUty 


Reservoir Dam and 








Control Structure $2,500,000.00 dated 








January 24, 1978, Chapter 1 163, 








Acts of 1973 


(74,000.00) 


1989-1996 


518,000.00 




(Outside Debt Limit) 


(73,000.00) 


1997-2012 


1,168,000.00 


1,686,000.00 


Water Distribution System 








$490,000.00 


(25,000.00) 


1989-2003 


375,000.00 




Margin Street and 


(15,000.00) 


2004 


15,000.00 


390,000.00 



Atlantic Avenue to 
Cunningham Bridge; 
Article 12, April 2, 1983 
(Outside Debt Limit) 
Replace Roof at Water 
Treatment Facility 
$62,000.00, 4 years. 5.85% 



(15,500.00) 



1990-1993 



62,000.00 



62,000.00 



$2,138,000.00 



Loans Authorized and Unissued: 

Clean up costs of Oil Spill at Lily Pond 
Article 3, May 2, 1988 100,435.27 

Total Loans Authorized 
and Unissued 100,435.27 



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Report Of The Town Treasurer 

Julv 1. 1988 through June 30, 1989 

BALANCE IN TREASURY July 1, 1988 

Received from Collector of Taxes 

Received from Town Collector 

Received from Other Sources 
TOTAL RECEIPTS FOR HSCAL 1989 
PAID: Selectmen's Warrants Nos. 54 

Nos. 1-52 
BALANCE IN TREASURY June 30, 1989 

DEPOSIT 
NAME OF BANK 
Bank of Boston 
Bank of New England 
Boston Safe Deposit and Trust 
Boston Safe Deposit and Trust, Highway 
Century Bank and Trust Company 
Lincoln Trust Company, Parking Violation Account 
Norfolk County Trust, Baybank 
Rockland Trust Company 
Shawmut Bank of Boston 
South Shore Bank 
State Street Bank and Trust 
United States Trust 
Cash in Drawer 
TOTAL DEPOSITORIES 
Certificates of Deposit 
Capital Bank $200,000.00 Matured 7/5/89 

Respectfully submitted, 
Elizabeth B. Ripley 
Treas ure r-Colleclor 

REPORT OF THE COLLECTOR 

July 1, 1988 through June 30. 1989 

TOTAL COMMITMENT OF W.ARKANTS FROM THE BOARD OF ASSESSORS 

Fiscal 1989 

1987 Motor Vehicle Commiunents y.^z'. ^'- 

1988 Motor Vehicle Commiunents 118,4^: -: 

1989 Motor Vehicle Commiunents 3S!l26S.3- 
1989 Boat Excise Com mi un en t 13,55f^ 1' 
1989 Personal Property Commitment 93.3 : " - - 
1989 Real Estate Commitment (includes walCT & sewer lieos) 8,6' I ^ 



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$1,735,778.64 


9,970,320.41 




71,964.42 




13,320,347.31 






+23,362,632.1- 




->^ 1 - ' c ^ - ^1 




S2.-2~.^22.-" 


RIES 


Balance June 3., lo9 




320,563.25 




38,93^^T 




525,1-: ^^ 




2,924.16 




957.21 


>uni 


14,938.18 




2348.68 




^->i n_/ < ^ 1 




\A'1.::~ :1 




20,850.81 




4,532.96 




1,96275 

1 C ' '," 




S2.92-.S::.-- 



1989 Sewer Beuerment, added to Taxes 


1,411.26 


1989 Committed Inierest, Added to Taxes 


359.12 


1989 Sewer Connection, Added to Taxes 


55.00 


1989 Committed Interest, Added to Taxes 


16.25 


Total Commitment of Warrants from the Harbor Master 


30,280.00 


Total Commitment of Warrants from the Water Department 


842,821.35 


Total Commitment of Warrants from the Sewer Department 


20,196.16 


TOTAL ABATEMENT CERTIHCATES FROM THE BOARD OF ASSESSORS 


Fiscal 1989 




Uvyof 1984 




Motor Vehicle 


431.52 


Levy of 1985 




Motor Vehicle 


4,539.86 


Levy of 1986 




Personal Property 


19.87 


Levy of 1987 




Boat Excise 


233.00 


Motor Vehicle 


3,043.97 


Personal Property 


156.71 


Real Estate 


18,964.75 


Levy of 1988 




Boat Excise 


1,388.43 


Motor Vehicle 


8,781.30 


Personal Property 


571.12 


Real Estate 


14,101.47 


Levy of 1989 




Boat Excise 


1,015.71 


Motor Vehicle 


12,845.33 


Personal Property 


155.08 


Real Estate 


146,674.68 


TOTAL ABATEMENTS 


212,922.80 


Total Abatements from the Water and Sewer Departments 




Water 


14,221.53 


Sewer 


467.66 


Interest 


910.53 



Unpaid Taxes and Charges 

June 30, 1989 

1987 Boat Excise 306.00 

1988 Boat Excise 471.36 

1989 Boat Excise 1,060.18 

1986 Motor Vehicle 8,455.83 

1987 Motor Vehicle 9,798.64 



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1988 Motor Vehicle 

1989 Motor Vehicle 
1986 Personal Property 

1988 Personal Property 

1989 Personal Property 
1986 Real Estate 

1988 Real Estate 

1989 Real Estate 



23,693.08 

51,613.08 

9.94 

32.45 

2,139.92 

1,637.88 

129.80 

273,415.09 

372,763.95 



Departmental: 

Ambulance Services 

Mooring Fees 

Rentals & Miscellaneous 

Lien, Demolition of Bldg. 

Veterans' Assistance 

Town Hall 

Lien, Board of Health/Sewer System 

Water Department: 
Water Meters 
Water Miscellaneous 
Water Services 

Sewer Department: 

Sewer Use Charges 

Sewer Better Added to Taxes Fiscal 1989 

Committed Interest, Added to Taxes Fiscal 1989 



52,732.50 
5,120.00 

500.00 
2,724.17 

9,647.20 
70,723.87 

50,396.04 

5,373.81 
55,769.85 

9,210.92 
51.25 
12.82 

9,274.99 



Respectfully Submitted, 
Elizabeth B. Ripley 
Treasurer-Collector 



Board of Assessors 

The year 1989 saw our Third complete Revaluation of all Real Estate property in our 
Town in accordance with Proposition 2 1/2. As you may or may not remember, under 
Proposition 2 1/2, every City and Town in the Commonwealth is mandated to revalue every 
three years all Real Property within respective Cities and Towns. The Board of Assessors 
believe that we have achieved after three years Full and Fair Cash Value of all Real Property 
in the Town of Cohasset, in accordance with the revaluation requirements of Proposition 2 
1/2. 

This was a most difficult year, for even though our revaluation was completed on 
schedule, the problems of Slate Legislature in finalizing a State Budget resulted in late 
disbursement of State Aid through the so called "Cherry Sheets". This resulted in a delayed 



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Town Meeting to finalize our Town Budget, which in turn caused a delay in the mailing of 
Real Estate Tax Bills. 

The year 1989 also saw the installation of a new computer system for the Assessors 
office. The Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA) program installed will become 
more and more invaluable as the years go by in assisting the Assessors to maintain fair and 
equitable assessments of all property in the Town of Cohasset. The conversion of our 3300 
parcels to this new system was no easy task, but thanks to the cooperation and dedication of 
our office staff, it has become a welcome resource of data. 

1989 saw a decline of 35% in our Tax Rate, to $9.60 from the previous year's $14.63. 
Unfortunately, during the same period oiu* new growth was at $8,397,245.00, resulting in 
$122,851.71 of new revenue available to the Town. That was a decrease of almost 
$100,000.00 from the previous year, and as we stated in last year's report, the Board of 
Assessors feel this decline of new revenue will continue for some time to come. 

In 1990 and in the years to come, the Board of Assessors look forward to further use 
ofthe computer in eliminating the manual processing ofcommitments for Boat Excise Taxes, 
Motor Vehicles, and the multitude of forms required by the Department of Revenue. 

The Board of Assessors 

James W. Lagrotteria 

Michael C. Patrolia 

Thomas S. Duggan 

LAND USE CONTROL 



BUILDING INSPECTOR AND ZONING OFFICER 

The following is a report of the Building Department for the year 1989: 

Building Permits Issued 334 

Building Permit Fees Paid to Treasurer $47,900.00 
Estimated Cost of Construction for Permits $6,884,661.00 

Building Inspected for Group Occupancy 17 

Group Occupancy Fees Paid to Treasurer $945.00 

Occupancy Permits 36 

Fees for Occupancy Permits $900.00 

Plumbing Permits Issued 178 

Plumbing Inspector Paid for Services $4,277.00 

Plumbing Fees Paid to Treasurer $6,463.00 

Gas Permits Issued 119 

Gas Inspector Paid for Services $1,573.00 

Gas Fees Paid to Treasurer $2,048.00 

Fees Collected for Use of Copy Machine $80.05 

Zoning Maps & By law Fees Collected $675.00 

TopoMaps $165.00 



Robert M. Egan 

Building Inspector/Zoning Officer 



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Planning Board 

The Cohasset Planning Board, under the authority granted to it by M.G.L. Chapter40A, 
Chapter 4 1 , and the Cohasset Zoning Bylaws, fulfilled the following responsibilities in 1989: 

* Reviewed four subdivisions not requiring approvals; 

* Reviewed for initial consideration or final approval four Site Plans for the 
Highway Business, Light Industry and Downtown Business Districts; 

* Reviewed for initial consideration or final approval three subdivisions; 

* Continued monitoring of approved Cluster Developments; 

* Continued monitoring of approved subdivisions; 

* Continued monitoring of approved Site Plans under construction; 

* Continued engineering assistance for the Zoning Board of Appeals in the study 
of Crystal Woods application for Comprehensive Permit; 

* Submitted am article at the Annual and Special Town Meeting as an incentive 
to developers to build affordable housing; 

* Proposed for inclusion in the Zoning Bylaws the following additions: 

* New definition for the restoration of non-conforming buildings; 

* New definition of maximum coverage; 

* New definition of floor area, net; 

* Change of area use for private boat docks and marinas. 

The Planning Board moved into its new offices in Town Hall during the month of 
January. We wish to thank the Board of Selectmen for the new accommodations. We 
especially thank the employees of the Tree and Park Department for their fine assistance with 
the moving of all our files and equipment. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Alfred S. Moore , Jr., Chairman 
Robert H. Sturdy, Vice Chairman 
Daniel C. Cotton, Clerk 
John F. OToole 
William J. Good 



Metropolitan Area Planning Council 

With the support of Cohasset and 100 other communities in the region, the Metropoli- 
tan Area Planning Council was able to continue to provide planning services, information and 
advice for regional communities during 1989. 

Throughout the year, MAPC concentrated on refining MetroPlan 2000, the regional 
growth plan adopted in principle by representatives at the 1989 annual meeting in May. The 
regional development framework will aid communities in designating potential growth areas 
based on the availability of infrastructure, and in designating areas where growth should be 
discouraged. 

With a regional plan, growth can be directed so that affordable housing issues are 
addressed, open space and environmentally sensitive areas are protected, and transportation 
habits that contribute to traffic congestion and air pollution are changed. 



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At the same time, planned growth can encourage new job opportunities by providing 
incentives for growth in specific areas. In addition, with a shortage of funds to build new roads 
or maintain old ones, planned growth encourages the best use of limited resources. 

In fiscal year 1989, which runs from July 1, 1988 through June 30, 1989, Cohasset 
contributed $1,388 to MAPC for regional planning services. 

In addition to MetroPlan 2000 planning efforts, MAPC staff produced community 
population and employment forecasts, and updated the development file and vacant sites 
survey for each community. 

Some communities also took advantage of information programs, and met with MAPC 
planners to discuss the Federal Transportation Improvement Program, trip reduction tools, 
curb cut controls, and impact fees. In Cohasset: 

— MAPC recommended that South Shore Coalition communities consider regional 
approaches to providing adequate septage facilities there, in a recently-completed septage 
management study. The study estimated current and projected septage generation, invento- 
ried available septage treatment and disposal facilities, evaluated septage regulations, and 
gave alternative management options for collection, treatment, and disposal of septage. 

— In the past year the South Shore Coalition held seminars on the financial impacts 
of growth and on septage management, held an affordable housing conference, and created 
teaching video tapes. Their efforts also included studies on housing, solid waste manage- 
ment, septage management, and non-residential development and traffic generation. 

MAPC appreciates our continued support. In the coming year, we are encouraged to 
engage in MetroPlan 2000 planning activities, as well as to utilize the planning skills and 
knowledge available from MAPC staff. 

Martha K. Gjesteby, 

MAPC Representative 



Conservation Commission 

1989 has been a busy and productive year for the Cohasset Conservation Commission. 
Almost twice as many "Notices of Intent" were processed than average, as well as many 
"Requests for Determination of Applicability" to determine if activities are within our 
jurisdiction. The Commission also reviewed many building permit applications and were 
requested to inspect other activities to insure that Cohasset' s fragile wetlands resource areas 
are adequately protected. 

The highlight of 1989 was the passage of the Cohasset Wetlands Bylaw at our annual 
Town Meeting and the development of the Cohasset Wetlands Regulations which will allow 
the Commission to be more effective in performing our assigned duties. 

The Commission meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 PM at Town 
Hall. Additionally, we have had many extra meetings in order to handle the heavy work load 
this past year, and have performed many site inspections of properties requiring our review. 
Commissioners and our secretary have also attended conservation workshops sponsored by 
such groups as the Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions and the 
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. 

The Commission welcomes Thomas Callahan as our newest member and thanks the 



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citizens of Cohasset for their enthusiastic support of our activities. 

Patricia C. Buckley, Chairman 
Jeffrey C. Waal, Vice Chairman 
Merle S. Brown 
John Kent Bryant 
William H. Parmenter 
Veneta P. Roebuck 
Thomas J. Callahan 



Board of Health 

In 1989 Sharon Becker was re-elected for a three-year term. William E. Baird was 
elected Chairman during the reorganization of the Board. Dr. Joseph R. Godzik continued as 
Health Agent with Carol Oteri-Puffer as Administrative Assistant. The offices were moved 
to the Town Hall in March. 

The Transfer Station Building Committee essentially completed its work with the 
opening of the transfer station. The Board commends the Committee for getting the project 
completed within budget. Work continues on designing a final closure plan for the now non- 
operational landfill. A leachate collection system will be designed as part of the closure, as 
required by the Department of Environmental Protection. 

Water quality in swimming areas was much improved over 1988, even through some 
serious overflows occured at Nut Island Wastewater Treatment Facility . The issue of medical 
waste on beaches was almost non-existent. However, water quaUty for shell-fishing was not 
good enough to allow any reopening of closed areas. 

It was determined that hydrogen sulfide gas from the Cohasset Heights, Ltd. Landfill 
is contributing to obnoxious odors in the area of the landfill and in other areas of the Town, 
depending on weather conditions. Two plans for mitigating these odors have been submitted 
to the Department of Environmental Protection for approval. 

An issue regarding potential communicable disease risk from playing on Milliken 
Field and the practice field behind the High School surfaced in October. Complaints from 
parents about uniforms smelling like sewage and skin rashes on football players caused an 
investigation into the problem. Bacteriological testing of ponded water and the soil itself on 
the playing fields revealed contamination by fecal material of mammalian origin. The source 
of this contamination was not determined. The Board required the School Department to stop 
using the fields until the problem is eUminated. A group from the Epidemiology Division of 
the State Laboratory Institute of the Department of Public Health will be assisting the Town 
in its investigation. 

In June the Board, with the assistance of Representative Mary Jeanette Murray, secured 
legislative approval for a revolving account to deal with financing the disposal of the town*s 
septage. Due to problems with its treatment plant, Hull would not accept any of Cohasset' s 
septage. By July a contract between the town and Upper Blackstone Water Pollution 
Abatement District in Millbury for disposal of residential and commercial septage was 
negotiated by the Board. The revolving account eliminates the need to use the tax base for 
funding of the program and requires an upfront deposit from each hauler for pumped gallons 
to be disposed. 

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SUMMARY OF CALENDAR YEAR REVENUES COLLECTED 

1988 1989 through 12-26 

Municipal Landfill 20,149.50 38,210.00 

Private Landfill 78,546.13 88,729.42 

Recycling 810.56 292.30 

Copies 124.80 147.35 

Engineering -0- 6,992.00 

RTF Stickers -0- 14,560.00 

All Other 17,749.00 16,828.41 

TOTALS 117,707.49 165,759.48 

Budgetary cutbacks on the state level have added responsibilities to the department 
with no increase in manpower. Prioritizing issues due to the increased workload is necessary 
on a daily basis. We appreciate the patience and understanding shown by persons requiring 
the Board of Health's assistance or guidance. 

Respectfully submitted, 

William E. Baird, Chairman 

Michael H. Sullivan, Clerk 

Sharon L. Becker, Senior Member 

Transfer Station 
Building Committee 

The Transfer Station Building Committee was appointed by the Selectmen at their 
meeting of October 17, 1988. 

On November 3, 1988, a public bid opening was held at Town Hall to award the 
construction contract for the Town of Cohasset Solid Waste Transfer Station. Because of the 
high level of construction activity at that time, only three bids were received and the lowest 
acceptable bid was considerably higher than what had been estimated the previous April. This 
set the tone for what was to be an eleven month struggle to keep the Transfer Station within 
the $550,000 appropriation approved at the Spring 1988 Town Meeting. 

Ground breaking was held on April 11, 1989, though construction did not begin in 
earnest until early May. Almost immediately a problem arose which proved to be the major 
crisis of the construction phase. Vastly more ledge was encountered during blasting than had 
been anticipated during the design phase of the project. The cost over-run was projected to 
be more than $60,000. Our committee met with the engineers and the general contractor 
ahnost every week from the beginning of May until the end of September trying to resolve 
the issue. The solution came in three parts: The Selectmen and Board of Health approved 
several cost-saving design changes. Some costs were re-negotiated with the engineers and 
general contractor. And we used nearly all of the contingency fund built into the original 
appropriation. Through the diligent efforts of all involved, the project will actually be 
concluded significantly under budget. 

Although a few punch hst items remain uncompleted at the end of 1989, an opening 
ceremony was held on December 2, and the Station has been in operation since that time. 

Respectfully submitted, 
John Anson Whealler, Chairman 
Arthur L. Lehr, Jr. 
Peter O'Connor 
William E. Baird 



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Recycling Committee 

The Recycling Committee was officially formed in June 1981. However, Cohasset had 
taken the forefront in volunteer recycling many years prior to that. The Selectmen appoint the 
Committee, which reports to the Board of Health. Meetings are held at the Recycling- 
Transfer Facility (RTF) on the first Sunday of the month at 1 1:00 AM. 

The 1 988 Town Meeting unanimously passed a Mandatory Recycling Bylaw which the 
Board of Health began enforcing when regulations were promulgated and the RTF opened 
(November 1989). A new and expanded Rycycling Center was established and a separate 
compost area was graded with established windrows. Cohasset was one of twenty commu- 
nities to receive a state grant ($7,936) for setting up a compost site. The RTF supervisor is 
responsible for enforcing the Recycling Bylaw for residents and businesses; the Health Agent 
and Board members enforce the bylaw for trash haulers. Fees are charged for large 
appliances, whiteware, underground storage tanks and tires. 

Newspaper recycling began in 1955 with the first Boy Scout drive. Current recyclables 
include newspaper, corrugated cardboard, glass, metal, aluminum, tires, and yard waste 
(managed by the Board of Health). The Boy Scouts manage returnable bottles and cans, using 
the profits for various scout projects. The Recycling Committee recently set up polystyrene 
recycling at the Deer Hill School and plans to begin the same at the High School. The High 
School began office and computer paper recycling in December, and the Town Hall plans to 
begin recycling of office and computer paper in January 1990. 

The Recycling Committee believes education is the key to a successful recycling 
program and plans several educational weekends throughout the year at the RTF. Committee 
members work closely with the schools promoting recycling. An Educators' Conference on 
Trash is to be held January 20, 1990, at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and several 
Committee members plan to attend. Five Committee members attended an all-day recycling 
conference last October. 

Respectfully submitted 
Arthur Lehr, Chairman 
Merle S. Brown 
John F. Hubbard 

Plymouth County 
Mosquito Control Commission 

1989 was a year when overall mosquito production was higher than normal. The timing 
and amounts of rainfall were nearly optimal for the most bothersome mosquito species. Every 
single month from April through September had above normal rainfall. Trap collections of 
flood-water mosquitoes were far greater than ever before, significantly exceeding 1988, 
which had been the record year. In our operating area efforts aimed at immature larval 
mosquitoes were successful, but could not keep up with spreading populations. More and 
more reliance had to be placed on ultra low volume spraying to reduce adult mosquito 
populations to tolerable levels. All sprayers and trucks operated well, and almost no time was 
lost to breakdowns. Employees pitched in and when needed, overtime work was carried out. 



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The threat of the mosquito transmitted disease Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) was 
low in 1989. There was some concern that this season's outbreak of EEE in the mid- Atlantic 
states might spread northward. Some stepped up spraying was carried out. No horse or human 
cases occurred. Virus was recovered from bird feeding mosquitoes. The recurring problem 
of EEE in Southeastern Massachusetts continues to ensure cooperation between this Project 
and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health 

The figures specific to the Town of Cohasset are given below. While mosquitoes do not 
respect town lines, the information given below does provide a tally of the activities which 
have had the greatest impact on the health and comfort of Cohasset residents. 

Insecticide application: 3,968 acres were treated using truck mounted sprayers for 
control of adult mosquitoes. More than one application was made to the same site if 
mosquitoes reinvaded the area. The first treatments were made in May and the last in 
September. 

Our greatest effort has been targeted at mosquitoes in the larval stage, which can be 
found in woodland pools, swamps, marshes, and other standing water areas. Inspectors 
continually gather data on these sites and treat with highly specific larvicides when immature 
mosquitoes are present. Last year a total of 73 inspections were made to 65 catalogued 
breeding sites. 

Finally, we have been tracking complaint response time; that is, the time between 
notice of a mosquito problem and response by one of our inspectors. The complaint response 
time in the Town of Cohasset was less than two days. 

Water Management: During 1989, crews removed blockages, brush and other obstruc- 
tions from 2,750 linear feet of ditches and streams to prevent overflows or stagnation that can 
result in mosquito breeding. This work, together with machine reclamation, is most often 
carried out in the fall and winter. 

Machine Reclamation: 1 ,240 linear feet of ditch was reconstructed in Cohasset, using 
one of the Project's three track-driven backhoes. 

Mosquito Species: Coquillettidia perturbans was the dominant mosquito collected in 
the Cohasset trap. Other important mosquitoes collected included Ae^^j vexans and Culiseta 
melanura. 

We encourage citizens or municipal officials to call our office for information about 
mosquitoes, mosquito-borne diseases, control practices, or any other matters of concern. 

Frank E. Parris, Chairman 
Carolyn Brennan, Vice Chairman 
Robert A. Thomdike, Secretary 
William J. Mara 
Richard E. Krugger, Sr. 



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Design Review Board 

The seven members of the Design Review Board had an active year. The Board was 
asked for and provided design opinions on six projects to the Planning Board. These projects 
ranged from a proposed renovation of an existing shopping center to a proposed new gasoline 
station on Route 3A. 

In addition, the Board provided a design opinion on a proposed affordable housing 
project to the Zoning Board of Appeals. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Gordon H. Hislop, Chairman 

Robert A. Stansell, Jr. 

Eileen M. Corbett 

Nancy S. Garrison 

Peter O'Connor 

Roger S. Whitley, Associate 

Maxwell R. Pounder 



Cox Estate Study Committee 

Two brief organizational meetings of the Cox Estate Study Committee were held 
during the summer of 1989, but since we were informed that the property would soon be sold 
to a person intending to use it as a private residence, the members of the committee decided 
that there was no further reason to meet. 

Edward T. Atkinson, Convener 

Robert G. Ralston 

Donald E. Staszko 

John Pfaffmann 

Veneta P. Roebuck 

Paula A. M. Knowles 



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PUBLIC SAFETY 



Fire Department 

I hereby submit the annual report of the Cohasset Fire Department for the year ending 
December 31,1989. 

A statistical analysis of the Department responses for the year is as follows: 
Stnicturl Fires 41 

Motor Vehicle Accidents 37 

Motor Vehicle Fires 8 

Medical Calls 480 

Brush/Outdoor Fires 23 

Investigations 169 

Assistance/Miscellaneous 317 

Inspection 269 

Total 1,359 

Mutual Aid with surrounding fire departments: 

Aid Rendered 122 

Aid Received 51 

At the end of 1989, the Cohasset Fire Department was operating the following 
apparatus out of the single fire station at 44 Elm Street: 

Engine 21, a 1987 Pierce Dash 1250 GPM Pumper. 
Engine 2, a 1961 Pirsch 750 GPM Pumper. 
Engine 23, a 1979 Farrar/Duplex 1250 GPM Pumper. 
Ladder 1, a 1978 Seagrave 100 foot Aerial Ladder. 
Forestry 1, a 1982 Farrar/Ford 4wd 100 GPM Brush Pumper. 
A-28, a 1985 Wheeled Coach/Ford Class 1 Ambulance. 
Car 20, a 1987 Ford Sedan. 
The medical calls that the Department responded to in 1989 are as listed below: 
Total Runs 517 

Number of Persons Transported 354 

Persons Treated at the Scene 144 

Mutual Aid Rendered 82 

Mutual Aid Received 27 

Total Miles Travelled 9,252 

Again in 1989 the Fire Department was able to preserve lives and save over $1.5 million 
in tax -paying property from the ravages of fire. I would like to extend to the citizens of 
Cohasset, Board of Selectmen, the heads and members of the Town Departments and 
Committees, and especially the officers and firefighters of the Fire Department, my sincere 
thanks and appreciation for their cooperation and assistance in this most difficult task. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Daniel F. Brock 
Chief of Department 



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Police Department 

UNIFORM CRIME REPORT 
Offense 

Assaults 

Breaking & Entering 

B&E or Larceny from MA^ 

Larceny 

Larceny of M/V 

Vandalism/Mai. Dest. Property 

Motor Vehicle Accidents Investigated 

Traffic Citations Issued 

Residential & Business alarms answered 

Stolen Motor Vehicles recovered 

Official complaints received 

Department Vehicles-patrol mileage 

Special Details 



1989 STATISTICS 

Reported 

17 

33 

20 

HI 

11 

109 

129 

1.578 

745 

10 

3,451 

153,227 

620 



RECORD OF ARRESTS 






Offense 


Male 


Fema 


Abuse Petitions 


2 




Assault & Battery 




2 


Assault & Battery/DW 






Assault & Battery/PO 






Breaking & Entering/DT 






Breaking & Entering/NT/MA^ 




2 


Circulating False Alarm 






Conspiracy/violate drug laws 






Disorderly Conduct 






Disturbing the Peace 






Larceny 






Malicious destruction/property 






Minor in possession of alcohol 


19 


2 


Motor vehicle violations 






Operating after suspension/license 


14 




Operating under influence alcohol 


23 


7 


Possession of Narcotics 


8 




Protective custody 


34 


5 


Receiving stolen property 


1 




Trespassing 


1 




ViolationATown By-Law 


1 




Warrant Arrests 


40 


2 
Total arrests — 182 



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FEES RETURNED TO GENERAL FUND 

Court fines & assessments $17,395.00 

Parking violations 17,866.00 

Paid detail surcharge 5,832.90 

License fees 899.00 

Requests for police reports 573.00 

Restitution 34.00 

Miscellaneous 120.09 

$42,719.90 
Respectfully submitted, 
Joseph M. Kealey, Chief of Police 

Wire Department 

Following is a report of the activities of the Wire Department for the year 1989: 

FIRE AND TRAFFIC SIGNALS. Some 4,000 feet of fire alarm cable was installed 
this past year, replacing old wiring and for new installations. In the year, we completed re- 
wiring of the outside alarm system which was begun ten years ago. Three new alarm boxes 
were added to the system. Boxes were tested and painted where needed. Traffic lights were 
kept in good working condition and re-painted. 

WIRE INSPECTIONS. All work done by electrical contractors was inspected by the 
Department and fees turned in to the Town Treasurer. 

TOWN BUILDINGS. All electrical work and repairs on Town-owned buildings was 
done by the Wire Department. 

I wish to thank the Board of Selectmen for their cooperation with the Department and 
all the men who worked with me this past year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Stephen F. Wigmore, Supt. of Wires 



Animal Control Department 

The Animal Control Department has again had a very busy year. An increase in animal 
related accidents and animal bites accounts for the rise in calls. A total of 22 dogs were struck 
and killed by autos. Fifty-four citations were issued to dog owners for violation of the Town's 
dog control law. Residents must remember that the Town does have a control law and dogs 
are not allowed to roam unattended on any town property or on any private property without 
the owner(s) consent. If you have any questions regarding the Town control law or any 
animal-related law, please call my office at the Town Hall. Just a reminder to dog owners: 
dog licenses are now issued on a calendar year and are available at the Town Clerk's office. 

Respectfully submitted, 

William P. Quigley 

Animal Control Officer 



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Police/Fire Station 
Renovation Committee 

The committee was formed on August 2, 1988 by vote of the Selectmen. Committee 
members were Gerard A. Buckley, David J. Chase, Francis Collins, William Higgins, 
Barbara J. Moore, Police Chief Joseph M. Kealey, Fire Chief Daniel F. Brock. 

Selectmen charged the Committee to develop plans for renovation of the building, 
prevent further deterioration, and bring the building up to current codes, including facilities 
for female personnel and appropriate handicap access. 

Under the leadership of Barbara Moore, the Committee developed criteria for the 
selection of an architect to complete the work. 

Over 31 appUcations were received and reviewed. Twelve were personally inter- 
viewed, resulting in the selection of Strekalowski and Hoit of Hingham. During the course 
of the year, the Committee, together with the professionals, met with appropriate Town 
Boards and officials. 

As a result of the combined input, a Final Plan was developed and presented to the 
Town meetings, with an estimate of construction cost not to exceed $714,000. Regrettably, 
after being approved by voters attending the annual meeting, it was lost on the override vote. 
The Committee has continued to meet during the Fall of 1989 under Vice Chairman 
Gerard Buckley. The major thrust has been to explore ways of reducing costs, while still 
meeting the Selectmen's charge. A revised warrant article has been prepared for the 1990 
Annual Town Meeting. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Gerard A. Buckley, Vice Chairman 

Barbara J. Moore, Chairman (resigned) 

David J. Chase 

Francis Collins 

William Higgins 

Joseph M. Kealey (ex officio) 

Daniel F. Brock (ex officio) 



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PUBLIC WORKS 

Highway Department 

During the months of January, February and March we concentrated our efforts on 
snow removal and ice control. Once again, I feel we can all be proud of the job the men from 
the Highway Deparunent and the hired contractors have done in keeping our streets safe 
during the winter months. Cohasset is indeed one of the safest towns for travel after a snow 
storm, and for that, we can thank these conscientious workers. 

With any break in the weather, my Department worked on the repair and/or replace- 
ment of catch basins and connecting pipes. In all, six basins were rebuilt and one new basin 
was installed. Twenty-four feet of 8-inch aluminum pipe was installed with the new basin. 

Once the good weather arrived, we started our program of road sweeping. Every street 
was swept and cleaned of the build-up of sand and general winter debris. During the following 
months the sweeper was out frequently, keeping the streets clean. 

During the year my men replaced or repaired signs where needed. 

The Highway Department was also active in road resurfacing in 1989. With money 
entirely from State Grants, a total of 2,008 tons of asphalt was used to resurface a section of 
North Main Street from Sohier S treet to Rosano Lane. The Deparunent also resurfaced 1 ,500 
feet of sidewalk. We also paved the Town Hall parking lot in the rear of the Town Hall 
addition. 

Our most rewarding project, however, was the rebuilding of Common Pond. All of us 
here and other cooperating departments feel great pride in finishing this project. It adds to the 
beauty of the Common area to see children and adults able to use it for skating this winter. 

I would like to extend special thanks to my men, and to Stephen Wigmore of the Wire 
Department, Ben Curley of the Water Deparunent, and Peter Laugelle of the Tree & Park 
Department for their continued support and cooperation. 

Respectfully submitted 
Harold W.Litchfield 
Highway Surveyor 



Tree, Park & Cemetery Department 

The Tree & Park Department had a very busy spring, summer and fall maintaining the 
Town*s parks, commons, and playing fields due to a lot of rain and hot weather. Because of 
additional cuts in our budget, we did not have a capital outlay budget this year. We 
concentrated on work that did not involve a lot of equipment, but mainly use of labor. 

The Cemetery Department made some improvements to Green Gate and Perkins 
Cemeteries which involved repairing walls and fences. 

The Tree & Park Deparunent would like to thank other departments for their help and 
cooperation. 

Respectfully submitted 

Peter G. Laugelle, Superintendent 



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Sewer Commission 

There has been no change in the Town's wastewater program in 1989. 
The plant continues to operate on a satisfactory basis. As of September 1,1989, our 
contractor, Y.W.C. Northeast, Inc. merged with Metcalf and Eddy. This latter firm is now 
performing under the Town's operation and maintenance contract for the Wastewater 
Treatment Plant. 

The Commission is still awaiting word on State funding for the Hull intermunicipal 
project. It is not possible to predict when funding will be available, or to what extent. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Edward M. Guild, Chairman 
R. Gary Vanderweil, Jr. 
Henry A. Rattenbury 



Water Department 

During 1989 the Water Department produced 194 million gallons. Reservoir levels 
remained excellent with a rainfall of 57.16 inches. 

The Deparunent experienced a revenue surplus for FY89, of which $30,000 was 
appropriated to reimburse the General Fund for repayment of monies borrowed from the 
Town to construct the new u-eatment facilities in the late 70 's. The Board intends to continue 
this policy. 

The Board of Water Commissioners would like to extend their best wishes and 
appreciation to retiring Superintendent Benjamin P. Curley for his accomplishments, 
dedication and loyalty to the Department and the Town. In 1984 he was responsible for the 
new main installation on Atlantic Avenue, Border Street and Gammons Road which were a 
source of constant repair. The Jerusalem Road line was cleaned and relined, improving the 
flow to that area. Mr. Curley retired in December with over 22 years of service to the 
Department. 

We thank the men and women of our Department for their continued efforts and service 
throughout the year. We further acknowledge and appreciate the cooperation of the other 
town deparunents and personnel for their assistance, with special thanks to Highway 
Surveyor Harold Litchfield and his staff. 

Respectfully submitted 

Ronald H. Goodwin, Chairman 

William J. Montuori 

James R. Sheerin 

Board of Water Commissioners 



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Cemetery Study Committee 

During 1989, we were successful in having fourteen acres of land transferred to the 
Selectmen for use as a cemetery from the School Deparunent. The land off Pleasant Street 
will meet the Town's cemetery needs for nearly a century. 

Plans and specifications are now being prepared to begin construction in the Fall of 
1990. 

The Committee revised the cemetery rules and regulations, and the Selectmen have 
adopted them. The new grave prices will assure that cemetery construction will be self- 
funding. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Glenn A. Pratt, Chairman 
Mary A. Hartwell 
William J. Ferriter 
Peter G. Laugelle (ex officio) 



Government Island Study Committee 

This volunteer committee was voted by the residents of Cohasset in 1946 to act as 
advisors to the Selectmen. The Committee consists of seven community-minded members 
whose interest is in the Town and the preservation of Government Island, one of Cohasset*s 
most historical landmarks. 

The Committee makes recommendations to the Selectmen, who evaluate and accept 
or reject suggestions. 

During 1989 one meeting was held to discuss the current reconstruction of the top 
section of Minots Light, on the Island, by the Historical Commission. 

The Committee feels that Government Island is one of the Town's greatest assets, 
historically, commercially, and recreationally. We want it to be used, appreciated, and loved 
by all ~ townspeople and visitors. 

I want to thank the Committee members for their interest and support. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Hamilton T. Tewksbury, Chairman 
Richard P. Barrow 
Robert W. Davenport 
Edward J. Figueiredo 
Vivian M. McCormack 
Noel A. Ripley 



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HUMAN SERVICES 

Council on Aging 

The year 1989 has been one in which the true spirit of conimiinit>' cooperation has 

shown through. 1989 goals ir.:!u^e-^ irfrrr.irz ±t ■•. hrle :cT.T.ur::y r- issues affecting our 
older residents and educaungir.e .err." „:..■.;. :r. •:::z:cs:.^ c^.i^tr^:^t- ^^^..^rie through the 
Council on Aging. This was primarily ac: : r :.:5 hed as part of our ■•Community Outreach 
Program" iniiiate-d through c-i: r,ev.. s!e::e:. \':STA :s r.i:]zi monthly to LOGO households in 
Cohasset by the "Fnends of C:r.^->e: C:^:...'. cr. Azs.z." 

The Council on Aging provides a variety of ongoing ser\ices to independen: r".:r:>. 
including congregate luncheons two days a '^eck; h:~.e le!/. e:ei T.e-il- icialhng 3.'/y2 
meals under the supenisionof the Social Seni:e Lc-3.^"-r . _-.: I .rco:-. ?^:^-:am: transpor- 
tation; distribution of surplus food; assistar: e •■ :.:, „-: : :,: ^-. : :.t'.: •. iih fuel assistance 
applications (67 Cohasset residents=sav:r.:> :: SI:.":! ; ^r.: :r..:r:.e '^\ returns. With 
SHINE, we are adding a quality volunteer :::.:.: :c Cir.^sse: re^.icr/ts. This valuable 
program offers trained and certified p.ice-.ent of 25 re - :_r..ee:s for ten South Shore 
towns. The objective of SHINE is top:; •■ .ie -:::r:.^'l : :. : '. :.:-'..:. :r.> trance and health care 
options to el::e:s Si their own commur.::;- . 

Accomplishments for 1989incl-:e: ::'.aimngaC-s::eL:r.^-v grant from the Execu- 
tive Office of Elder .Affairs, for continuauc n of our Outreach ?: ; z:::sr. . With the commitment 
of the grant, Susan Connolly was hired m Februan.- 19S9. Thrc ^zr. r.er efforts, referrals have 
been made to the South Shore E".:e: Ser. ices, local N'NA's. the public nurse, transportation 
pro%iders, local suppon groups, liieime. SHLNE program, and the "New Fnends Group". 

The Senior Center sponsored a program on Pharmaceutical Education with a local 
Pharmacist as guest speaker. We also plan to sponsor an a'. :::' ^v-. ^-e^.e^^ program in 
conjunction with SSES. as well as a program de^iz'.ed :":: :re-:. ■ i:^ :: -.'-.e e. :e:'.-. '^.:^:ed 
by physicians, nurses, and other experts in the i.e^^ c: ^e:::.::' : .; 

Another appointment by the Persormel Committee was the SHIVZ . : : rimator. which 
again was the resultof a grant from the Executive Office of Elder .Affairs. The posi'.: :r is ".:■.•. 
occupied by Patncia Ryan, who was appomted Program Coordinator. This is a ]>:•>."..: r. .- r/.^n 
is ven.' important to the whole South Shore area. 

In April, the Council on Aging acc-i.^ed i:s new eight-passenger bus, which has 
enabled us to provide extended trans;:.--:;-: r. ser. ices for medical care, hairdressing, the 
nutrition program , and recreational ar. i : r. : ; ; :ng services. Cohasset is the only town to offer 
transportation to Sunday services. Under :r,e director, of Ray Remick. the transps:n2:::n 
system is well organized, with over ICX) ceo..^:eo . :.„r.:ee:> 

May is "Older American Month" and v. as observed by a full calender of evenis. W'c 
held our Fifth Annual Health Fair, m coorera-jor v-iih the Social Ser-ice Le^zce and the 
Board of Health, at the Second Cor.grega::::.^: Cr.^rch. Over :'. :.::e:er.: r.ealth care 
pro\iders and social senice agencies participated in the Fair, and approximately 1 T5 people 
took advantage of the various screenings, consultations, etc. :ha: ■.■• ere 3-.i:!2ble. 

We also celebrated '"Senior Center Week" on May 15-2. - ; - ^ ... e :]:'. ; og calendar of 
events and seminars, whichp:: . ::ed:e:::e:-.i^„-. ::r::-.„o:-.. :: .:e-'. ::.: ry-.j^r. . rncramsand 
services offered by the Councii. 

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Organizationally speaking. Council on Aging members participated in a regional 
Board of Directors' training program designed and coordinated with the Executive Office of 
Elder Affairs and the towns of Milton and Weymouth. In May, seven board members 
attended the Governor's Conference at Southeastern University in Dartmouth, Mass., and 
other Day Training programs. This was a wonderful opportunity for board members to meet 
and learn from their constituents across the State. 

The Council on Aging was organized in 1 969 under M.G .L. Chap. 40, sec. 8B , to define 
and meet the needs of Cohasset's population sixty years and older. The Council on Aging's 
long-range goals and objectives include identifying needs and developing services to meet 
these needs, either locally or in conjunction with regional providers, and advocating new 
services and resources that will be beneficial to Cohasset's older residents. 

We are proud and pleased to be celebrating our Twentieth Anniversary this year. We 
look forward to the challenges of the 1 990' s. We are confident that the Council on Aging will 
continue to provide quality services to our ever growing senior population. 
I am proud to be a part of that effort. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Kathleen R. Bryanton, Council on Aging Director 

T. Gerard Keating, Chairman 

Rev. John J. Keohane, Vice-Chairman 

Rose M. Kierce, Secretary 

Margaret W. Casey, Treasurer 

Anna A. Abbruzzese 

Kathleen Brennock 

Anthony J. Finegan 

Lillian Lincoln 

Edward T. Mulvey 

Ann K. Hublitz, Liaison 

Mary H. Aheam, Liaison 

Jane H. Hamilton, Associate 

Dorothea C. Bjorkgren, Associate 

Sumner Smith, Jr., Associate 



Cohasset Housing Authority 

The Authority continues to pursue the development of housing, and in February 
purchased the Trettis property at 72 Elm Street for the purpose of building a special needs unit 
under Chapter #689 to house eight mentally retarded clients. An architect was hired and the 
conceptual plan awaits approval at the Executive Office of Communities & Development. 
The long range plan for the house is renovation for use as a congregate frail elderly unit. In 
the interim, plans are being discussed to temporarily lease the house to a non-profit 
organization which advocates help for the mentally retarded. 

Plans are proceeding under Chapter #705 to build six duplexes for family affordable 
housing. A Citizens Advisory Group was formed and comceptual consensus plans await 
approval at the State level. 



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Funding for the renovation and rehabilitation of the elderly housing complex continued 
under the auspices of the State Modernization Bureau and the scope of work completed 
included drainage, paving, building repairs, and bathroom renovations in handicapped units. 
Energy conservation measures were implemented with the installation of storm patio doors. 
The elderly units continue to be fully occupied, and nine new residents were welcomed 
to the complex this year. 

The Authority wishes to thank the Highway Department, Fire Department, Social 
Service League, Visiting Nurses, Council on Aging, Homemakers, and all agencies that 
contribute to the health and well being of the residents at Harborview. 

Respectfully submitted, 
John D. Muncey, Chairman 
Ralph Perroncello, Vice Chairman 
Stephen F. Wigmore, Treasurer 
J. Frederick Koed, AssL Treasurer 
Joanne Young-Nawn, Asst. Secretary 
Barbara H. Clain, Exec. Director 
Yolanda I. Baccari, Assistant 



Paul Pratt Memorial Library 

In March, the library received the largest bequest in its history, $ 106,382, under the will 
of Mercie V. Nichols and the trust of her father, Stephen R. Nichols. Miss Nichols (1899- 
1987) and her father (1869-1942) were residents of Cohasset, descendants of Israel Nichols, 
who lived in Hingham, Hull and Cohasset 1650-1734. 

Income from this new endowment helped preserve library services in the face of 
reduced tax support. 

The main concern of the trustees in 1989 was how to keep the library open in the face 
of level or reduced tax support. The trustees reviewed reports from the library director in April 
and in September which showed that unavoidable cost increases will exceed level funding 
and cannot be covered by new or increased "user fees". The director recommended that the 
trustees enter into a new effort to raise private gifts. Cuts in services and open hours will be 
necessary without annual funding increases which match inflation. 

Budget preparation in November-December outlines three options. Level appropria- 
tion, which the Advisory Committee has asked for, results is a 6% cut in staff and elimination 
of Sunday hours, and loss of State aid for library service. A "minimum standard" budget 
results in a 4% cut in staff and ehmination of Sunday hours, and requires a 3% increase in 
appropriation. A "level service"budget, which the trustees unanimously recommend, main- 
tains current level of open hours and staff (with down-grading of one position), and requires 
a 6.5% increase in the appropriation. None of these options increases the book budget to 
match price increases. All three options assume the maximum contribution we can reasona- 
bly expect from Friends of the Library and from the library endowment. 

Our report last year listed contributors to the endowment beginning in 1901. We are 
most grateful to persons who between 1983 and 1989 added over $200,000 to the endowment. 



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which now totals about $300,000. We believe these persons are farsighted. We believe the 
public library will be even more important to citizens in the next century than in the last: to 
a citizenry which will be better educated and have a greater need for knowledge and for our 
world's cultural and scientific heritage, as selected, preserved and made accessible in 
libraries: a body of information and a mode of access which is not matched by other media, 
however pervasive. 

The endowment will produce 20% of this year's operating budget, and will be allowed 
to grow, through reinvestment, to match inflation over the years. 

The Friends of the Cohasset Library, Inc. were enormously helpful this year, as they 
have been for 22 years. The Friends helped the trustees conduct a booksale, prepared and 
mailed membership renewal appeals in June, and prepared and mailed a town-wide 
membership appeal in October. More than 300 households contributed over $7,000 by the 
end of December. Friends expended more than $6,000 to provide services beyond the library 
budget, including: family passes to Plimoth Plantation, Museum of Fine Arts, Science 
Museum, Children's Museum, and Aquarium; gift books and a field trip for children in the 
summer reading program; new chairs for the children's room; repair of the chairs and tables; 
and as sponsor of a town- wide fund appeal. 

Volunteers gave 2,400 hours, equal to 1.5 fulltime employees, to help at the loan desk 
and in the office. Our volunteers, many of them faithful for ten years or more, save the 
taxpayers over $35,000 in personnel costs and help the staff to keep the library open and 
provide services. 

The Library, in fiscal year 1989, made 77,000 loans for home use, or 30 loans per hour, 
or 1 1 loans per resident. 

We estimate that staff performed another 44,000 service transactions, or 17 per open 
hour, assisting users in person or by phone. 

Traffic counts show that people visit the library 65,000 times a year, or 25 visits per 
open hour, or 9 visits per capita. 

Items re-shelved or shelf-checked per open day: 600. 
New books selected, ordered and processed weekly: 68. 
Magazines and newspaper issues received and processed weekly: 97. 
We have expressed the community's gratitude to the following persons and organiza- 
tions who made gifts to the book fund in 1989: 

In Memory of From 

Mrs. T. Clinton Johnson Community Garden Club 

Mrs. Frank Neer Community Garden Club 

Dorothy Putnum Cohasset Garden Club 

Shirley F. Neer Cohasset Garden Club 

For the Book Fund Scituate-Cohasset Newcomers Club 

Sam Maletz Eleanor Maletz 

Walter O'Meara Norfolk Partners Ltd.; Mr&Mrs Joseph 

Potolicchio; Mr&Mrs James Kuhn; 
Mr&Mrs Jeffrey Waal; Joyce Lennon 
& Family 
Evelyn Wood Mr&Mrs John Barnard Jr. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Barbara M. Power, Chairman 



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Recreation Commission 

During the year, 5,764 individuals of all ages participated in various structured 
programs, activities and special events. While severely restricted by budget problems, we 
have continued to use our Revolving Account Fund for 100% self-supporting programs. We 
revolved $16,644 in the conduct of programs, ski trips and special activities which may 
legally be provided for by this method. 

The larger sports programs, such as youth tennis lessons and tournaments, as well as 
playground programs, vacation programs, open gyms, etc., are conducted through money 
provided for in our regular budget. During the year we generated $23,956 by way oi per 
capita fee charges. Also applied to offset the following fiscal year tax rate through the General 
Fund are fees generated from sales of Facility Permits, which totalled $23,139. 

Our Youth Job Opportunity Program affords youths with part-time work, and residents 
with part-time help around the house or yard, or babysitters at affordable rates. This program 
costs taxpayers no money to operate, yet provides a service to residents of all ages. Further, 
we obtain grants and private funding for various projects and activities, and serve on or with 
numerous boards and committees, representing the recreational needs of residents for both 
current and projected projects. We also act as the Town's agent for a number of worthy 
causes, such as the Heart Fund, the Jimmy Fund, United Way, etc. 

Recreation may be one of the least understood disciplines within municipal govern- 
ment. Very often the word "recreation" will generate a definition inclusive only of children 
and sports, and while these remain a large part of our function, we are not that resu-ictive. 
Recreation includes opportunities for residents of all ages in as many forms of leisure pursuits 
as possible. 

Our total FY89 budget was $65,292.70, and is broken down as follows: 
Director's salary $32,531.20 

Longevity (Director) 200.00 

Program wages (six programs) 23,018.00 

FaciUty Permits clerks 2,238.50 

Printing of Permits and application cards, etc. 1 ,650.00 

Typing and clerical (average 8 hours weekly), 

(including utilities, telephone, equipment, suppUes, etc.) 5,655.00 

Total budget $65,292.70 

We serve many additional residents indirectly through development and care of 
facilities. It also allowed us to purchase 5 ,000 resident facility permits and 1 50 beach stickers. 
Each year the Recreation Deparunent relies on a large number of adult and youth 
volunteers to help conduct the sports programs, ski trips and special activities. While too 
numerous to name, we wish to extend sincere gratitude for your work and expertise. A special 
note of gratitude is extended to Alna L. Ekberg and Joseph Andrade for their service to the 
Commission until April 1989. 

The Commission meets at least once a month, and the meetings are open to the public 
should any resident wish to attend or participate. We always welcome suggestions from 
residents and program participants. Needs change, as do interests and activities. Our charge 
is to isolate, identify and accommodate the changing needs and interests of the community. 
We consider each individual as a resource, and encourage participation at our meetings, or 



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by contacting the office at any time. 

Respectfully submitted. 
John M. Worley, Director 
Richard P. Barrow, Chairman 
Gerard A. Buckley, Vice Chairman 
Mary K. Muncey, Secretary 
Terry E. Duggan 
Shelanne S. Durkin 
Donald E. Staszko 
Alna L. Ekberg (resigned) 
Joseph Andrade (resigned) 
(Edited report. Full report may be examined at Recreation Office.) 

Housing Partnership Committee 

The Cohasset Housing Partnership is a committee appointed by the Selectmen which 
seeks to promote, create, and facilitate the development of affordable family housing in the 
Town. We have responsibilities as a Local Housing Partnership (under Massachusetts 
Housing Partnership guidelines) and as representatives of the interests of Cohasset. Legal, 
environmental, service, neighborhood, and economic issues are among those we must 
consider. 

During 1989 one development was presented to the Partnership for our support. Crystal 
Woods was proposed for a parcel of some 20 acres, 8 of which lie in Cohasset, 12 of which 
lie in Scituate. We endorsed this proposal after hearing from neighbors, the Town of Scituate, 
and many meetings with the development team. Crystal Woods qualified for the Massachu- 
setts Homeownership Opportunity Program (30% of the units to be sold at "affordable" rates 
to qualified first time home buyers) and received a Comprehensive Permit from the Cohasset 
2^ning Board of Appeals. No development had taken place by the end of 1989. 

In the spring, members of the Parmership, the Fair Housing Committee, and the 
Housing Authority presented three informational programs to interested citizens. We showed 
slides, borrowed from the MHP, of various categories of affordable housing, and answered 
questions about the different proposals before the three groups. 

Opportunities to purchase "affordable" housing by qualified first time home buyers 
must be found. The Partnership encourages all citizens to help us meet this challenge. We will 
continue to try to keep the comni unity informed. 

Four valuable members of the Partnership completed their service in 1989. Israel 
Sanchez, Patricia Conway, Robert Moody 2nd, and Nancy Anderson deserve thanks for their 
conscientious work. Israel was our first Chairman. New members in 1989 include Richard 
Senechal, Lois Weltman, John Englander, and William Good. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Chartis B. Langmaid, Chairman 

Richard A. Senechal, Secretary 

Dorothea C. Bjorkgren 

Robert K. Dennis 

John C. Englander 

William J. Good 

Peter J. Logan 

Edward T. Mulvey 

Rev. Gary A. Ritts 

Lois H. Weltman 



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Social Service League 

The Social Service League under contract with the Board of Health offers Public 
Health Nursing services to town residents. These services include monthly Keep-Well 
clinics, health promotion and educational programs, and communicable disease follow-up. 
The League office at 16 Highland Ave., is open for blood pressure checks, blood sugar and 
anemia screening, tuberculin testing, and general health consultation. The office hours are 
Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. and 12:30 P.M. to 1:30 P.M. 

Blood Pressure and Keep-Well clinics were held at the monthly meetings of the 60+ 
club, on a regular monthly schedule, at the Senior Center and the senior citizens' housing at 
60 Elm St. These clinics are open to town residents. 

Additional available clinics were blood pressure screening at the post office, a 
cholesterol screening at the Senior Center, a mammography van, two flu clinics, and a mini 
health fair for Cohasset teachers, which included a cholesterol screening. 

The Annual Health Fair, which takes place in May, was well attended and provided 
opportunities for residents to participate in various health screenings, to learn about available 
health programs, and to become familiar with resource information. 

We are grateful to our many volunteers for their continued loyal service and assistance 
to the Social Service League. 

Sessions Attendance 

Keep-Well Clinics 26 385 

Health Fairs 2 230 

Flu Clinics 2 257 

Cholesterol Screening 1 31 

Mobile Mammogram Van 1 19 

Hypertension screening continuous program 

Tuberculin testing 
Follow-up communicable diseases 
Health Promotion 

Tuberculin Tests 68 

Home Nursing Visits 451 

Office " " 498 

Total visits 949 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mary Anne Hansen R.N.,B.S.N. 
Public Health Nurse 



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Drug and Alcohol Committee 

The Drug and Alcohol Committee, established by the Board of Selectmen, has been 
meeting weekly since September 26,1989. During this period, we have interviewed experts 
in all phases of substance use/abuse. These experts have provided to us as clear a picture as 
possible of substance use/abuse in our community. 

Our preUminary findings indicate that alcohol is the most widely used and abused drug 
in Cohasset, cutting across all age groups. While cocaine is very much present in Cohasset, 
its use appears to be centered among adults. Young people and adults, both, abuse marijuana; 
again, in significantly smaller numbers. It has been indicated to the Committee that virtually 
any drug is available to any resident, if he or she knows whom to contact. Alcohol, however, 
predominates as the community's drug of choice. 

As previously stated, the use of alcohol and other drugs is not limited to any sector of 
the community, with incidents of abuse present from sixth graders to senior citizens. Nor is 
any neighborhood, economic level or occupation immune. While meaningful statistics for 
Cohasset specifically are not available for comparison, national statistics indicate that well 
over three-quarters of the population use alcohol, with 10% of the population abusing the 
substance. Our preliminary findings substantiate those statistics, and indicate that the 
percentages may well be higher in our community. We have been unable to quantify any 
meaningful statistics for the use of marijuana, cocaine, and other controlled substances in 
Cohasset 

The Committee has been reminded, on numerous occasions, that substance abuse is a 
disease, not a moral affliction. There are many educational programs underway in other 
communities, treatment programs, both locally and regionally, and support groups through- 
out the South Shore dealing with substance abuse. It is the Committee's intention to draw 
from all of these resources in recommending a plan of action to the Selectmen and to the 
Town. These recommendations, including funding alternatives, will be included in the 
Committee's next report. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John A. Golden, Chairman 

Patricia W. Baird 

Wigmore Pierson 

Richard Lee Bugley 

Robert Whittaker 

Keith F. Knowles 

Sarah R. Pease 

Rita M. Strong 

Priscilla S. Tebbetts, Clerk 

Cohasset Historical Commission 

The Cohasset Historical Commission has had another good and productive year. 

1. Work continues to progress on the reconstruction of the Minots Light Project. We 
have broadened the base of interest. There is more involvement in both donations and 
participation. It is anticipated that next year we will make substantial advances from the 
efforts made this year. We hope to have both the Lantern Room and the copper roof well under 
construction. 

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2. With the able leadership of Pat Murphy and Judy Fitzsimmons, we accomplished a 
long term desire of involving school children in the history of the Town of Cohasset by 
helping to celebrate the early landing of Captain John Smith to Cohasset Harbor. The students 
as well as the town officials participated in a meaningful and successful tribute to the 
discovery of the Town. 

3. With the able help of the United States Coast Guard, we paid tribute to the lighting 
and completion of the reconstruction of Minots Ledge Light House. To avoid confusion, this 
is the original light house on the ledge out in the ocean, as opposed to the replica being built 
on Government Island. Three to four hundred people watched the lighting, a Breachers Buoy 
demonstration, a dory race, a helicopter and jet airplane "fly by,*' speeches by dignitaries, and 
enjoyed clam chowder provided by the Coast Guard. 

4. We continue a number of ongoing projects, such as maintaining the historical 
integrity of the Town with the inventorying of historical assets and the awareness of 
important points of interest that may be in jeopardy. 

We meet the second Monday of the month in the Town Hall at eight o'clock. We 
welcome visitors and input from concerned citizens, for our central purpose is to maintain the 
flavor and integrity of the Town of Cohasset. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Noel A. Ripley, Chairman 

Hermon J. Maynard 

Judith E. Fitzsimmons 

Hamilton T. Tewksbury 

Nancy C. Snowdale 

David H. Wadsworth, Secretary 

Daniel Young 

Cohasset Common 
Historic District Commission 

During the 1989 calendar year, the Commission continued its prior practice of holding 
regular meetings on the first Monday of each month and special meetings as necessary. The 
Rules of Procedure of the Commission have now been amended to the effect that the 
Commission will hold regular meetings of the first Monday of January, April, July, and 
October, and on the first Monday of other months if an application is received at least seven 
days prior thereto, as well as holding special meetings when necessary. 

During 1989, among the matters of concern to the Commission were the replacement 
of benches on the Common, completion of the repair to the pond on the Common, and 
replacement of the roof of the "old" Town Hall. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Donald J. Evans, Chairman 

James J. Murphy, Vice Chairman 

Marion C. Atkinson 

Wigmore Pierson 

James M. Sandell 

Hubert P. Vanderlugt 

Jacqueline B. Clark 

Gail Parks, Alternate 

Francis R. Coffey, Alternate 

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EDUCATION 



School Committee and 
Superintendent of Schools 

This has been a difficult and challenging year for all involved in your school system. 
The fiscal restraints imposed by Proposition 2 1/2 required that the operating budget 
originally approved by the School Committee and adopted at the Annual Town Meeting in 
April be reduced by $282,000 or nearly six percent. As a result of this reduction the following 
programs and positions were either reduced or eliminated: 



Staff Reduction 






For 1989-1990 School Year 


# of Staff 


F.T.E.* 


Assistant Superintendent 
Business Ed. Teacher 




1.0 

.4 


Home Economics Teacher 




1.0 


Science Teacher 




.4 


Math Teacher 




.2 


Spec. Ed. Teacher (High School) 
Spec. Ed. Teacher (Osgood) 
Enrichment Teacher 




.6 

.5 
.8 


Math. Lab. Aide (High School) 

IMS Aide (Deer Hill) 

P.E. Teachers (High School) 

Elementary Art Teacher 

Coaches 




.8 

.2 
2.0 

.4 
7.0 


Bus Drivers 


3 


3.0 


Custodian 


1 


1.0 




24 


19.3 


Other Reductions: 






Athletic 


50,000 




Transportation 
Educational Supplies 
Equipment 
♦F.T.E. = Full Time Equivalent Staff 


40,000 
10,000 
17,000 





The effects of these reductions have been substantial although they have been mitigated 
by the combined efforts of the staff, parents and the community. Community and parent 
involvement has resulted in the construction of "Osgood Playpark". Parent volunteers have 
worked with teachers to ensure that students continue to receive an art experience at the 
Osgood School and that the Individualized Math Study and Computer Program continues at 
the Deer Hill School. Through a community-wide effort led by the Parent School Organi- 
zation, Cohasset Schools have offset the reduction in computer hardware and software 
purchases by collecting sales slips from Stop & Shop Company. As a result of their effort, 
Cohasset has received to date the equivalent of eleven computers to be utilized in our 
educational programs. These are but a few examples of the cooperative activities that we must 
continue to encourage if we are to in some small degree offset the impact of these substantial 
budget reductions. 



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We would also like to acknowledge the cooperation of parents in adjusting to the 
reduced level of bus transportation available to our students. This reduced service has 
resulted in many students who were previously bussed to school, walking and for many 
others, their walk to their bus stops has been increased considerably. We realize that this 
situation has inconvenienced many parents, but in our opinion this reduction was preferable 
to even deeper "education" cuts. 

In the area of athletics, some teams were eliminated and for the first time student 
athletes were required to pay a user's fee in order to participate in interscholastic athletics. 
Fund raising activities were initiated by a private group, the Friends of Cohasset Athletics, 
and their first fund raising activity, a concert at the Cohasset Music Circus, raised approxi- 
mately $6,300 to offset costs in the athletic budget. 

Acting on the recommendation of the Superintendent, the School Committee voted to 
reorganize the central administrative staff. The position of Assistant Superintendent of 
Schools was eliminated and the position of Guidance Director at the High School was 
combined with that of the Administrator of Special Education to form the new position of 
Director of Student Services. Although this reorganization reahzed a substantial savings, it 
was also the intent of the School Committee to improve services to students by this 
consolidation. 

As we look forward to the next few years, we are concerned about a factor that may have 
gone unnoticed during the past few years as our school system adjusted to the fiscal 
limitations imposed by Proposition 2 1/2. During this time of cutbacks and reorganization, 
we were fortunate to be experiencing concurrently both a reduction in our student population 
and an increase in State aid to our community. However, we are all aware that Cohasset, as 
well as all other communities, has received a reduction in local aid payments during this past 
year. It is projected that State aid will be maintained at its present level during the coming 
year, and this, combined with increased assessments for State services, will undoubtedly put 
an additional burden on local budgets. Additionally, based on our enrollment projections we 
will also be experiencing increased school enrollment. This year, for example, due to an 
unexpected influx of first grade students we were required to add an additional section of first 
grade. If we simply adjust our enrollment figures to respond to the difference in the number 
of seniors graduating and the number of projected kindergarten enroUees, we will in the next 
school year have a net increase in our student population of approximately twenty students. 
Although it is encouraging to see our student population stabihze and to actually project 
growth, this growth will, however, place additional financial burdens on our system which, 
due to the present financial limitations imposed by the State statute, is unable to increase 
revenues beyond a set limit which makes no allowance for either inflation or increased 
enrollment. 

It is important to note that even within the previously mentioned limitations, progress 
is being made within our school system. This progress is, in our opinion, the result of the 
support of the community, which has in the past two years approved overrides which have 
substantially increased the amount of funding available to the school department and other 
town departments. Without this increased support and the combined efforts of administra- 
tion, teachers, staff and parents, as well as other community members, your schools would 
not be able to continue to provide the high level of educational instruction which we feel is 
necessary to ensure the future success of our students. 

We are, however, concerned about the future. Without continued community support 
we will be unable to carry out the goals set by the school district. During the present year, the 
School Committee set the following goals: 



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School Facilities 



Professional 

Development 

(Evaluation) 



Administrative 
Organization 



Curriculum 
Community Support 



School Committee 
Priorities for the 1989-1990 School Year 

*Create a five year capital budget, with 
priority projects for each year. 
*Tie this budget to the town-wide capital 
budget planning process. 
♦Have all evaluations reviewed by senior 
management. 

♦Examine the process of (re) appointment 
of Department Heads. 
♦Determine the possibility/feasibility of 
modifying the current evaluation instrument. 
♦Establish management objectives at all levels 
of administration. Review these objectives 
in six months to determine direction, trends 
(interim, on-going evaluation). 
♦Monitor the administrative reorganization. 
♦Create five-year financial projections. Tie 
these projections to the capit^ budget and 
curriculum master plans. 
♦Create a five-year master plan. 
♦Establish a communication tool. Include 
students in the production and dissemination. 
♦Establish a specific tie to the business community. Establish 
a specific tie to the elderly community. Involve students in 
both of these programs. 
The School Committee has also approved the establishment of stricter promotion and 
graduation requirements for our high school students. 

The maintenance needs of our buildings must also be addressed on a short term as well 
as a long term basis. Renovations to the science room at the high school have been recently 
completed, and with the scheduled replacement of a section of the Osgood roof, all of the 
roofs on our school buildings will have been replaced within the last five years. Requests will 
be made at the Annual Town Meeting to make necessary repairs to the septic system, the 
bathrooms and the heating system at the Osgood School. 

All of our educational initiatives require your active support. We feel that investing in 
the education of our youth is a wise decision, and we hope that yoiu* continued support will 
indicate that you share with us this same commiunent. 

Respectfully submitted, 

COHASSET SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

Barbara W. Bliss, Chairman 

C. Christopher Ford, Vice Chairman 

Nancy L. Sandell, Secretary 

Ralph D. Kidder 

J. Russell Reidy 



Stephen E. Hart 
Superintendent of Schools 



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Cohasset Jr./Sr. High School 
1989 Graduates 



Robert Christopher 

Elizabeth Marie Andrade 

Leanne Leslie Andrews 

William John Anstead 

Alix L. Ash 

Maura EUzabeth Atkinson 

Luis Fransico Paolo Baca-Manrique 

Abigail Jane Barrett 

Felecia Bartow 

Jack Lucas Beddows 

Matthew Robert Beggan 

Sara EUzabeth Bishop 

Daniel Welch Bliss 

Jeffery Charlton Bryant 

Matthew Joseph Buckley 

Sony a Renee Butler 

Claudia A. Candia 

Craig Steven Carter 

Edward Eugene Chase 

Amanda V. Church 

Brett William Cogill 

Michael Patrick Coleman 

Sara Jane Corbett 

Mark Shannon Corkery 

AlUson Marie Crehan 

Peter J.C. Crowley 

Brian Edward Curran 

Gerald Matthew Deveney 

James Michael Donohue 

Patrick Joseph Frederick Donovan 

Cynthia Anne Dormer 

Matthew Drinkwater 

Kimberly Sarah Dwyer 

Kristin Laura Ellinger 

David William Eno 

Daniel William Farwell 

Michael Anthony Figueiredo 

Matthew John Fitzpatrick 

Scott Francis Flaherty 

Crispian G.A. Rood 

Christopher G. Froio 

Paul G. Froio 

Laura Josephine Gagliano 



Bradley Jon Gainor 
James L. Gallagher III 
Mark Anthony Gentile 
Valerie Elizabeth Gill 
Vonnessa Parrissea Goode 
Kiersten B. Henry 
Linda A. Henry 
Adam Edward Hill 
Amy Elizabeth Hobbs 
Katherine Grace Horn 
Erin Marie Hunt 
Elizabeth Mary Hurley 
Amy Louise Hyde 
Suzanne M. Kecskemety 
Krista Ann Kuhn 
Matthew Russell Kuhn 
Peter L. Kulturides 
Jennifer Marie Lagrotteria 
John A. Lanata, Jr. 
Susannah Kirk Lean 
Amy W. Lincoln 
Letitia Conlon Linsley 
Thomas Francis Long 
Kathleen P. Lord 
Michael Batdorf Ludington 
Jacqueline Jennifer Lydon 
Heather Seton MacDonald 
Kristin Marie Maki 
Sasha Anstis Manton 
Paul F. Marks 
Jennifer Caroline Martin 
Edward J. McCormick, Jr. 
Leslie- Anne McGee 
Arthur M. K. Meacham 
Michael W. Meers 
Steven Michael Migliacci 
Mary Erin Monaghan 
Celia Grace Mullen 
Dennis Edward Mulhgan, Jr. 
Joy L. Mulligan 
Kathleen Anne Murphy 
Sean T. Murphy 



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Melissa Brooks Nothnagle Clifton Thomas Scott 

Eileen Patricia O'Connor Leanne Marie Sestito 

Brian Cameron Ormiston Amy J. Sheppard 

Pamela C. Parker John P. Staunton, Jr. 

Timothy Pierotti Michael Timothy Stevens 

Jennifer Jeanne Powers Michael Saul Suhrbier 

Celeste Lorraine Prisble Kendra Myra Taylor 

John Maclvor Reddie Megan Terry 

Alexandra Converse Redfield Tisya Renee Wallace 

Allison Kathryn Reilly William Richard Walsh, Jr. 

John James Rhodes IV Stuart William Weier, Jr. 

Nancy Ellen Riley Michael A. Weigel 

Christine Alicia Rooney Melissa Lynn Wetzell 

Andrew David Rossi Paul Michael Wilson 

Kathleen M. Ryan Jessica Nadine Zaslow 
Michael Robert Saef 

South Shore Regional School District 

This is the ninth time I have had the privilege to submit a brief report to the residents 
of the town of Cohasset on the status of the South Shore Regional Vocational Technical 
School District. 

Everybody loves a bargain, or so it is said, and one of the best bargains I can imagine 
is to get two quality products for the price of one. An even better bargain would be if the 
product were to grow in value over the years and enable one to use its increased value to 
purchase homes and automobiles, afford travel to exciting places around the world, raise a 
family in comfort and security, and as an extra measure, add to the economic well being of 
society. Such a bargain has been available for the past twenty-eight years at South Shore 
Regional Vocational Technical High School. It is truly Two Educations Instead of One. 

Graduates of South Shore have distinguished themselves in all walks of life. Some have 
become recognized experts in their chosen career area. Some have entered the political arena 
and performed valuable public service. Some have gone on for advanced training and college 
degrees and become the core of our nation's technological resource as technicians and 
engineers. Others have chosen the teaching profession. Some have gone on to become war 
heroes. You know our graduates. They repair your cars. They build your houses. They cool 
and heat your houses. They repair your high tech equipment. They have machined and 
fabricated the products you use every day. They cut and style your hair. And they pay taxes 
in every one of the communities on the South Shore. They are your neighbors and your 
friends. 

Your community has contributed much to the quality of life on the South Shore by the 
students you have sent and the support you have given South Shore Vo Tech. In summary, 
457 students are enrolled for the 1990 school year, 4 of which come from your community. 
Seventy-six percent of our population are males and twenty-four percent are female. The 
class of 1989 graduated 97 students, 1 of them came from Cohasset. On the average, 80% of 
our graduates go directly into careers for which they have been trained, 15% go on to further 



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education or technical training, 3% go into the military and 2% choose to delay their entry 
into the work force for a variety of reasons. South Shore does not have a general curriculum. 
Every student is on a direct path to further career training or immediate employment in a well 
paying position. 

The Honors Program at South Shore is a challenging and rewarding experience for 
those students who qualify. This grade 10 through 12 program features advanced study in a 
variety of academic areas with plans under development to expand the program into a variety 
of exciting technical studies experiences. 

South Shore's Continuing Education Program has been offering an expanded number 
of training and educational opportunities to our citizens for over twenty years. Over 600 adult 
students yearly avail themselves of a wide variety of evening programs from standard and 
custom designed technical skills training, to craft courses, academic programs, financial 
seminars and college credit courses. We welcome your inquiries and suggestions. Continuing 
Education personnel can be reached at either 878-0424 or 878-8822. 

South Shore has been proud to serve your community over the years. We appreciate 
your support and pledge to continue to deliver the highest quality programs it is within our 
power to provide to you and to your children with Two Educations Instead of One. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Chfford W. Easton 

Superintendent-Director 



South Shore Regional School Committee 

The South Shore Regional School District operates the Vocational-Technical High 
School, with campuses in Hanover and Abington. There are 450 students this year, but only 
four from Cohasset. 

The School offers seventeen vocational-technical programs leading to careers in many 
businesses and opportunity for self-employment throughout the South Shore. VoTech has a 
full curriculum of academic subjects as well, so that 15% of graduates go on to higher 
education. 100% of those seeking jobs are given job offers. Employers would like more 
applicants if available. 

The families of Cohasset eighth graders should look into VoTech as an excellent option 
for those with vocational-technical aptitude. It is a fulfilling opportunity for good pay in the 
job market. Four years of VoTech training can do wonders for a career and a life! 

Respectfully submitted, 
David Chittin, Cohasset Representative 



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Salaries 



Name 


Gross Wages 


Name 


Gross Wages 


Chalke, Janet M 


10,741.49 


Parmenter, Dorothea 


220,00 


Studley, Joyce D 


13,753.45 


Pearce, Betty Lou 


25.00 


Winn,EUenB 


16,141.46 


Pereira, Anthony J 


80.46 


Doyon, Gregory J 


44,675.80 


Piepenbrink, Robert 


88.83 


Gallagher, James 


270.82 


Pratt, Ruth F 


237.50 


Gjesteby, Martha K 


1,000.00 


Rhodes, Kathleen M 


352.50 


Komet, Diana D 


729.17 


Salvador, Jean M 


57.50 


Laugelle, Rocco F. 


1,000.00 


Soule, Kevin 


344.88 


Lehr, Arthur L Jr 


250.00 


Tuckerman, Grace R 


325.00 


Marks, David R Jr 


500.00 


Cook, Nancy Ann 


19,671.97 


Mitman, Clfford Jr 


270.82 


Gallagher, Mary J 


29,120.36 


Pratt, Burtram J. 


1,500.02 


Litchfield, Linda M 


8,787.39 


Quigley, William P 


3,887.90 


Graham, Dorothy V. 


19,761.93 


Tebbetts, Edwin H 


729.17 


Rosano, Janice 


14,564.20 


Wadsworth, David H 


250.00 


Duggan, Thomas S 


1,224.99 


Weeks, William D 


1.00 


Lagrotteria, James W 


1,275.01 


Ainslie, Geraldine E 


202.50 


Patrolia. Michael C 


1,200.00 


Baccari, Domenic M 


234.00 


Bailey, Marion 


1,102.09 


Buckley, Raymond G 


52.50 


Fichtner, Joann L 


117.28 


Daunt, Alice 


326.00 


Lincoln, Sally A 


19,211.89 


Douglas, Marion 


756.46 


Ripley, Elizabeth B 


31,998.10 


Fiori, Mary A 


130.00 


Snowdale, Nancy 


20,946.15 


Rint, Louise 


145.00 


Woodland, June P 


4,400.64 


Goodwin, Ronald 


57.50 


Douglas, Marion L 


17,578.05 


Heman, Margaret 


310.00 


Marks, Frances L 


28,181.08 


George Marlette, II 


326.00 


Gushing, Nanci C 


8,122.11 


Jones, Constance 


744.00 


Salorio, Joseph M 


176.18 


Jones, Thomas 


143.70 


Laugelle, Peter G Jr 


188.50 


Koed,Fred 


72.50 


Litchfield, Pauline J 


21,164.14 


Laugelle, Patricia 


72.50 


Abbadessa, Richard B 


37,523.89 


Laugelle, Peter G 


134.46 


Ainslie, Lawerence D Jr 


38,214.90 


Lehr, Arthur L Jr 


145.00 


Barrow, Richard P 


38,537.44 


Leonard, Ann E 


130.00 


Beale, Suzanne L 


20.10 


Lincoln, Katherine M 


195.00 


Byron, Sandra 


50.25 


Litchfield, Pauline J 


904.32 


Cogill, Brian 


39,027.15 


Maclure, Janet 


237.50 


Cogill, David C 


39.918.20 


Marks, Frances L 


329.00 


Conte, Carmelo 


35,565.31 


Marsh, Herbert L 


84.78 


Conte, John C 


40,213.96 


Mcauliffe, Jeanne 


72.50 


Grassie, Frederick H Jr 


36,382.20 


McGuire, Jacquelyn R. 


10,125.12 


Healy, Maureen F 


36,969.27 


Pape, Maria R 


130.00 


Jackson, Robert W 


42,174.96 


Pape, Robert S 


418.50 


Jones, Clifton B 


39,225.76 



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Kealey, Joseph M 


52,244.45 


MacNeil, John M 


1,146.61 


Uugelle, Paul J 


32.990.81 


Marks, David R Jr 


495.76 


Noonan, Brian W 


40,025.30 


Maynard, Herman J 


853.81 


Oliver, William R 


30,909.15 


Maynard, Steven L 


605.93 


Pomarico, David J 


42,433.34 


McArthur, William H 


1,349.58 


Rattenbury, Yvette R 


8,98L88 


Migliaccio, Joseph A 


2,358.47 


Sargent, Frances P 


161.25 


Pape, John A 


1,459.75 


Small, John H 


32,933.76 


Pratt, Bruce W 


192.80 


Yocum, Richard 


39,551.51 


Pratt, Christopher 


1,266.95 


Barrow, Edward P 


44.20 


Silvia, Harry M Jr 


495.76 


Bilodeau, Paul T 


33,671.32 


Turner, David L 


27.54 


Boswell, John T III 


30,729.44 


Davenport, James 


1,320.00 


Brock, Daniel F 


43,821.62 


Laugelle, Christopher 


2,128.50 


Conley, Richard M 


44.20 


Laugelle, Peter G 


38,828.93 


Corbo, Edward M 


32,611.78 


Laugelle, Peter G Jr 


1,276.00 


Curley, James F 


31,413.05 


Litchfield, Joseph A 


1,188.00 


Gushing, Nanci C 


4,607.82 


Marsh, Herbert B 


4,972.00 


Davis, Lin wood L 


35,533.04 


Marsh, Herbert L 


954.82 


Finegan, Thomas P 


32,472.05 


Mortenson, Robert P 


264.00 


Fiori, James E 


29,633.61 


Murray, Sean T 


7.557.00 


Gurry, James L 


41,634.93 


Noonan, Robert 


484.00 


Heman, Thomas G 


34,556.37 


Pereira, Anthony J 


21,991.90 


Lincoln, Roger W 


35,763.64 


Piepenbrink, Robert 


22.870.37 


Litchfield, Wiiliam T 


33,168.53 


Sestito, Anthony 


96.00 


Mahoney, Francis X 


31,727.27 


Sestito, Carl A 


82.35 


Marr, Matthew B 


34,188.81 


Wigmore, Thomas 


16.50 


McGaffigan, Paul F 


33,349.67 


Crosby, Michael W 


2.695.00 


Pompeo, Arthur M Jr 


28,627.12 


Dickson, Clifford J 


400.00 


Protulis, Robert F 


34,170.55 


Gadow, Irving E Jr 


23,698.24 


Protulis, WUliam J 


35,060.58 


Marks, David R Jr 


400.00 


Rosano, Randall W 


32,724.44 


Rattenbury, John M 


2,492.75 


Runey, James P 


32,154.96 


Wigmore, Thomas 


2,795.00 


Sestito, WiUiam A 


32,890.98 


Anderson, Nancy 


249.93 


Silvia, Robert D 


37,516.96 


Crossen, Alba 


116.00 


Struzik, Edward J 


33,283.60 


Egan, Robert M 


6,838.00 


Trask, Mark H 


36,982.38 


Murray, Sandra J 


15,745.69 


Trask, Peter A 


1,070.84 


Robbins, Donald G 


20,608.36 


Wenzlow, Eric W 


32,753.79 


Bates, Lot E 


750.00 


Andrews, Albert L Jr 


1,229.24 


GaUo, Richard 


31,198.80 


Brooke, William E 


1,680.08 


Noonan, Robert 


7,792.30 


Curley, James F 


605.93 


Wigmore, Stephen F 


41,284.87 


Dickson, Clifford J 


2,871.61 


Wigmore, Thomas 


44.00 


Dockray, John J 


2,120.76 


Conlan, Matthew S 


2,084.50 


Haase, Donald P 


1,239.41 


Curiey, James F 


1,408.95 



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Dockray, John J 


7,207.75 


Laugelle, Peter G 


3,246.39 


Litchfield, Harold W 


31,998.10 


Livingston, Boyd J 


20,314.56 


Mahoney, Frances X 


386.54 


Noonan, Robert 


2,468.49 


Pereira, Anthony 


612.61 


Piepenbrink, Robert 


530.57 


Sestito, Anthony C 


34,344.90 


Sestito, Carl A 


27,338.64 


Sestito, William 


494.77 


Snow, Mary L 


8,085.00 


Babb, George C 


2,648.19 


Baird, Daniel 


22.00 


Baird, William 


22.00 


Bames, John T 


17,979.93 


Dean, Benjamin 


139.73 


Jones, Ashley F 


6,033.30 


Kierce, Maria 


214.78 


Krah, Richard 


231.36 


Laugelle, Joseph S 


27,054.88 


McKenna, Anne 


44.00 


Sestito, Anthony 


115.20 


Sestito, Carl A 


49.41 


Treanor, Jeffrey R 


165.00 


Wichert, Cai 


648.95 


Williams, Dean 


1,254.00 


Walsh, Patricia A 


9,540.25 


Walsh, Patricia A 


9,172.30 


Anderson, Nancy 


338.00 


Anderson, Thomas J 


165.00 


Godzick, Joseph R 


34,736.80 


Oteri-Puffer, Carol 


22,073.92 


Bryan ton, Kathleen 


21,530.60 


Ripley, Noel 


1,600.00 


Laugelle, Peter G 


381.25 


Marsh, Herbert L 


21,025.28 


Pereira, Anthony J 


106.14 


Piepenbrink, Robert 


90.60 


Aronson, David M 


460.00 


Aronson, Jessica L 


801.60 


Barrett, Katherine A 


639.46 


Coyle, Rose Marie 


676.90 


Delima, Catherine E 


330.16 



Dunn, Susanne D 


11,723.82 


Ford, Christian N 


2,571.38 


Ford, John C. 


1,118.60 


Grassey, Kristin J 


133.13 


Hayes, Richard E 


42,165.44 


Hickey, Kathleen A 


10,451.34 


Hyde, Tracy Anne 


509.43 


Johansen, Melinda M 


251.05 


Knight, Nancy E 


16.665.06 


Lambert, Patricia A 


2,030.16 


Mulligan, Brendan S 


197.03 


OConnor, Katie M 


255.60 


Pattison, Robert A 


8,689.21 


Pearsall, Jason 


1,102.46 


Pope, Susan M 


18,770.88 


Smith, Kathleen T 


184.00 


Terry, Suzanne 


16,242.98 


Vleck, Amanda L Van 


270.69 


Watrous, Susan M 


27,402.74 


Anderson, Nancy 


720.50 


Andrade, Joseph 


112.00 


Baird, William 


90.00 


Baletsa, Judith A 


90.00 


Bishop, Kevin M 


72.00 


Carroll, James E Jr 


3,928.00 


Cibelli, Ryan A 


270.00 


Coley, Travis 


132.00 


Collins, Laurel 


31.50 


Conley, Christopher 


267.50 


Conroy, Patrick J 


58.00 


Crossen, Alba 


115.50 


D'Urso, Antonino 


225.00 


Douglas, Sarah A 


737.50 


EUinger, Douglas 


112.00 


Ellinger, Kristen 


240.00 


Ellinger, Michael 


188.00 


Endris, Stephanie 


630.00 


Endris, Stephen C 


165.00 


Geary, John A 


210.00 


Geary, Steven L 


157.50 


Hagan, Jeanne A 


297.00 


Hill, Noah 


132.50 


Jordan, Rebecca 


72.00 


Keirce, Maria 


80.00 



197 



Kinchla, John E 


45.00 


Chiasson, William M 


78.00 


Lacks, Derek M 


847.00 


Cogill, Brian 


8,019.13 


Lennon, Erin 


122.50 


Cogill, David C 


7,828.15 


Ludlow, Allison E 


84.00 


Coletta, Paul J Jr 


78.00 


MacDonald, Jessica 


104.00 


Come, Carmelo 


4,096.01 


Marsac, Lincoln 


200.00 


Conte, John C 


5,834.25 


McCarthy, Sean P 


361.00 


DeFazio, Paul 


78.00 


Monaghan, Mary Erin 


1,309.75 


Grassie, Frederick H Jr 


4,777.50 


Muncey, Elizabeth 


1,358.00 


Ingrassia, John J 


511.88 


Oleary, Elizabeth 


1,352.00 


Jackson, Robert W 


4,488.25 


Pattison, Gretchen 


676.00 


Jones, Clifton B 


6,278.76 


Peterson, Tonya 


626.50 


Love, Donald W 


156.00 


Pinny, Michael 


1,612.00 


Noonan, Brian W 


2,512.13 


Pompeo, Nancy Lyn 


1,738.50 


O'Hara, Michael J 


170.63 


Prodian, Jason 


48.00 


Oliver, William R 


2,924.64 


Reidy, James 


130.00 


Peraino, Michael J Jr 


277.88 


Reidy, Joel 


45.00 


Pomarico, David J 


6,095.27 


Shumaker, David M 


2,197.50 


Shea, Dale 


156.00 


Steverman, Madeleine E 


731.50 


Small, John H 


2,237.63 


Tosca, Rebecca 


153.00 


Taylor, James Jr 


1,218.76 


Umbrianna, George L 


1,379.00 


Yocum, Richard 


3,406.50 


Willshire, Frank A 


847.00 


Finegan, Thomas P 


575.78 


Wolfe, Kimberly 


210.00 


Heman, Thomas G 


143.94 


Worley, John M 


33,708.80 


Litchfield, William T 


215.91 


Andrews, Albert L Jr 


34,356.20 


Mahoney, Francis X Jr 


205.98 


Curley, Benjamin F 


49,558.40 


McGaffigan, Paul F 


71.97 


Hamilton, Frank 


29,831.46 


Sestito, Wilham A 


274.65 


Hinglebine, John H 


2,811.06 


Wenzlow, Eric W 


71.97 


Kelly, Mark H 


23,477.93 


TOWN-GENERAL GOVERNMENT 


Maree, Elizabeth J 


20,854.66 




3,057,712,58 


McAuliffe, William D 


36,560.80 


School Department: 




Muncey, Richard D 


21,471.75 


Ainslie, Donald F 


14,763.27 


Parsloe, Denise J 


9,290.95 


Barrow, Robert E 


23,127.05 


Pereira, John C 


11,315.86 


Beddows, Jack L 


1,088.00 


Wheeler, Ann M 


7,993.52 


Esposito, Joseph Jr 


23,304.33 


Abbadessa, Richard B 


312.00 


Jacobuccii John J 


30,950.01 


Ainslie, Lawrence Jr 


1,725.75 


Jones, Thomas 


21,493.27 


Arkell, Howard A 


97.50 


McArthur, William H 


21.428.78 


Atkinson, Thomas E Jr 


72.00 


Pierotti, Timothy 


1,122.00 


Barrows, Victor 


136.50 


Sargent, Kenneth S 


21,832.98 


Borland, James K 


78.00 


Shultz, Robert L 


1,080.00 


Buder, Joseph P 


78.00 


Soule, Kevin W 


21,554.06 


Cadigan, Thomas M 


78.00 


Stover, Charles 


27,988.73 


Carlson, Steven D. 


156.00 


Stover, David A 


6,865.66 



198 



Thurston, Richard 


21,113.60 


Hamilton, Jane 


91.74 


Young, Wallace 


7,165.84 


Harmon, Cynthia 


80.00 


Barnard, Pam M 


4,414.12 


Harris, Joy 


1,379.21 


Clay, Virginia E 


8,405.31 


Henderson, Linda 


9,410.23 


Figueiredo, Janet 


16,115.47 


Heman, Margaret 


4,306.86 


Foster, John 


14,163.15 


Hemberg, Kathleen 


11,318.82 


Frisbie, Chester E 


42.20 


Herzog, Jayne 


2,813.59 


Green, Therese 


7,752.76 


Hettstrom, Karen 


3,072.79 


King, Diane M 


4,236.60 


Jackson, Kristin A 


256.50 


Mercurio, William J 


1,447.46 


Johansen, Pamela MacLean 


2,191.50 


Palm, Bonnie 


8,645.40 


Kahn, Rose 


263.07 


Powers, Frances 


6,436.32 


Larrabee, Joan M 


183.77 


Powers, Karen A 


1,807.44 


Lease, Lizabeth 


211.02 


Skidmore, Charlotte 


2,993.81 


Longo, Elizabeth 


4,294.54 


Soule, Kevin W 


2,988.97 


Lydon, Patricia 


3,902.12 


Stover, Charles 


26.67 


Lyons, Catherine T 


2,843.75 


Young, Wallace 


2,275.28 


MacDonald, Elizabeth Ann 


180.00 


Ayer, Alison 


9,418.33 


Magnussen, Nancy 


2,882.20 


Barrett, Beverly 


497.16 


McCarthy, Mary Lou 


733.21 


Barry, Nicole 


126.00 


McGuinness, Jane R 


7,512.18 


Bates, Dorothy 


584.20 


Miller, Lorene M 


8,914.50 


Batts, Janice 


13,713.40 


Morrison, Colleen 


2,304.00 


Benbow, Mary 


21,699.43 


Mullen, Celia 


152.65 


Berzansky, Darlene 


19,087.00 


Mulligan, DeannaL 


5,598.00 


Bliss, Daniel 


283.82 


Murphy, Karen 


16,846.45 


Bowen, Patricia 


11,020.96 


Nedrow, Margo E 


127.98 


Brennock, Kathleen 


1,338.87 


Roach, Nancy 


1,396.81 


Brennock, Mary 


19,723.00 


Rossi, Margaret W 


5,828.23 


Cahill, Corinne 


40.00 


Santoro, Maureen F 


2,288.45 


Campedelli, Teresa 


7,110.35 


Shultz, Linda 


19,187.00 


Carter, Marjorie 


19,087.00 


Silvia, Marsha 


6,602.69 


Chittick, Juliana 


396.00 


Staunton, Mary E 


10,994.99 


Ciciotte, Carol 


17,375.51 


Travers, Sheila M 


15,316.17 


Colwill, Ilene 


18,147.50 


Walker, Melissa A 


4,957.15 


Conte, Barbara 


17,921.35 


Williams, Charlene 


6,626.14 


Curry, Franca 


1,538.26 


Woodbury, Kathleen T 


2,647.98 


Cusick, Ann E 


960.00 


Ainslie, Cora 


6,261.90 


Feingold, Jeffrey M 


8,500.00 


Aronson, Miriam M 


2,906.28 


Figueiredo, Judith A 


2,140.43 


Bonanno, Lucia G 


2,271.31 


Rynn, Charlene 


727.14 


Brown, Gina M 


2,005.58 


Gallagher, Jeanne M 


1,926.50 


Burke, Anne Marie 


348.70 


Gledhill, Meredith B 


459.39 


Capilli, Dorothea 


425.75 


Grayken, Phyllis R 


15,227.70 


Carslon, Barbara A 


6,177.04 


Greenwood, Deborah C 


10,480.30 


Dooley, Roseann 


5,021.72 



199 



Eno, Stephanie 


386.76 


Lalumiere, Maureen 


23,148.00 


Jacobucci, Eileen 


4,865.46 


Leary, Edward J 


38,542.75 


Kyrias, Thomas G 


1,303.08 


Leary, John J 


50,972.34 


Lydon, Patricia 


74.75 


Lee, Margaret 


33,396.00 


McCorkell, Joan M 


381.99 


Lucas, Colleen 


27,775.00 


McNeil, Jeannette 


1,770.08 


MacDermott, Edward W 


37,321.75 


Regan, Phyllis K 


4,194.97 


Magnussen, David R 


6,352.00 


Rhodes, Kathleen 


5,505.80 


Marks, Bryan E 


34,013.50 


Rosano, Geraldine 


72.91 


McFadd, Susan M 


36,273.00 


Salyards, Joyce 


9,863.87 


Narkiewicz, Paul H 


45,372.00 


Wheelwright, Marion V 


395.26 


Neundorf , F J 


36,123.00 


Babaian, Mary A 


41,071.00 


Newkirk, Scott P 


30,130.00 


Beatson, Elizabeth 


38,039.00 


O'Neil, Thomas J III 


40,612.00 


Bouchard, Joseph K 


36,273.00 


Packard, John R 


39,834.00 


Brown, Patricia 


32,583.44 


Porter, Ann Leslie 


39,180.00 


Buckley, John C Jr 


32,371.50 


Reade, Donald A 


36,781.75 


Burbank, Virginia A 


38,039.00 


Schleiff, Marie 


36,398.00 


Chatterton, Clark 


42,199.00 


Streeter, Richard 


28,972.45 


Cisneros, Kenneth 


35,233.16 


Thompson, Robert M 


27,139.05 


Contis, Carolyn M 


20,415.00 


Walsh, Dennis J 


41,818.17 


Creamer, John F 


53,650.01 


Watson, Marilyn 


37,838.00 


Cronin, Frances 


36,398.00 


White, Laureen Ann 


15,024.00 


Delorenzo, John M 


51,760.69 


Wondolowski, Dorothy 


40,862.75 


Devin, Maura M 


32,996.00 


Wood, Jo-Ellen S 


37,080.50 


Dunn, Kearin A 


45,377.00 


Wool, Joan M 


6,984.00 


Ekberg, Kenneth C 


52,350.81 


Wunschel, Patricia J 


43,437.50 


Emmons, Ronald L 


44,049.00 


Becker, Joseph 


36,448.34 


Erbe, Samuel M 


45,815.12 


Biagini, Steven 


2,789.73 


Fallon, William 


22,959.67 


Cantelmo, Marilee A 


2,142.87 


Federico, Joseph F 


36,398.00 


Cassiani, Joan 


33,119.00 


Foley, Colleen 


28,642.50 


Cisneros, Elizabeth 


32,996.00 


Fortin, George A 


38,039.00 


Deakin, Frank A 


36,398.34 


Franey, James E 


41,705.30 


Kuntz, Dennis W 


39,482.00 


Gallagher, Mary Ellen 


55,065.44 


Lees, Cynthia Teresa 


3,365.85 


Gill, Michael Patrick 


43,632.00 


Leonard, Edward J Jr 


37,914.00 


Gilmartin, Stephen 


38,525.80 


Levine, Raymond 


36,448.70 


Gray, Carolyn M 


36,398.00 


Maclnnis, John V 


33,836.50 


Hart, Stephen 


65,362.15 


Magnussen, Nancy 


6,952.00 


Hogan, Paul F 


38,039.00 


Magoun, Joanne 


36,398.34 


Hughes, Walter T 


38,039.00 


McDonald, Dorothy L 


36,926,15 


Kealey, Nancy 


24,047.94 


McLean, Mary Boyle 


15,588.00 


Kelly, Donald J 


38,039.00 


Murphy, Marjorie 


28,893.00 


Kite, William C 


45,008.50 


Murphy, Patricia White 


24,388.00 


Lahage, Doris A 


38,039.00 


O'Malley, Jean 


6,161.76 



200 



Parker, Suzanne L 


14,709.50 


Clark, Mary Louise 


225.00 


Shultz, Lawrence R 


37,670.34 


Cochran, Richard 


630.00 


Sullivan, Patricia M 


33,169.00 


Collins, Susan 


4,680.54 


Whitley, Katherine 


33,098.89 


Equi, Martha 


945.00 


Alcott, Maureen P 


36,273.00 


Foley, Maureen 


45.00 


Atkinson, Marian 


24,438.00 


Goddard, James 


720.00 


Baush, Susan 


36,489.00 


Goff, Jane 


810.00 


Clark, Ruth I 


38,039.00 


Grayken, Mary E 


135.00 


Collins, Rosalie L 


29,202.00 


Hettstrom, Karen 


450.00 


Dangelo, Marilyn 


36,398.00 


Holmes, Mary B 


45.00 


Davis, Marie C 


29,202.00 


Hurley, Cynthia 


3,593.70 


Dibenedetto, Delia 


37,169.00 


Hussey, Donald 


360.00 


Doby, Kathy 


556.00 


Jones, Anne-Marie 


45.00 


Free, Jean 


33,546.00 


Jordan, Letitia 


135.00 


Hurley, Mary C 


2,56L16 


Lewis, Sharon L 


945.00 


Kealey, Nancy 


11,765.00 


Magner, Daniel 


315.00 


Litzinger, Karen A 


13,882.18 


Maher, Michael J 


225.00 


Maloney, Faith B 


11,765.00 


McCabe, Melissa 


1,980.00 


Montuori, Dorothy 


38,089.00 


McDonald, LauraJean 


495.00 


Moody, Sharon 


33,995.00 


Mehos, Arthur 


45.00 


O'Malley, Jean K 


24,633.00 


Nedrow, Ruth 


1,935.00 


Price, Marie 


33,119.00 


O'Connor, Maura E 


45.00 


Stevens, Linda C 


1,756.52 


Pratt, Kathleen 


270.00 


Tewksbury, Shirley T 


33,119.00 


Price, Wendy 


330.23 


Weydt, Michael 


17,097.00 


Pyfrom, Joan 


5,355.98 


Balch, Robin 


26,721.00 


Rich, Susan 


810.00 


Boyle, Rose Ann 


15,516.00 


Risi, Guido J 


225.00 


Brown, Genevieve 


36,895.00 


Ritts, Judith 


6,207.19 


Civale, Gale Ann 


10,589.00 


Ronan, Nadine 


45.00 


Ely, Rorence 


32,373.50 


Rooney, Mary K 


765.00 


Gallagher, Pauline 


36,398.00 


Ryan, Patricia J 


135.00 


Gill, Linda 


4,824.00 


Sandblom, Lauren 


284.25 


Leach, Edwin M 


38,039.00 


Santoro, Maureen F 


270.00 


Power, Marilyn 


1,459.00 


Schultz, Regina 


675.00 


Rega, Bette 


38,807.31 


Shockman, Joan 


1,575.00 


Sceery, Dr Robert T 


11,949.75 


Shultz, David 


45.00 


Wheatley, Ethel K 


1,408.00 


Shultz, Robert 


135.00 


Yess, Denise Anne 


30,532.00 


Simeone, June 


1,512.20 


Andler, Marjorie 


135.00 


Stephens, Ellen 


315.00 


Birmann, Jean 


945.00 


Suddath,Jill 


439.36 


Bostwick, Deborah A 


315.00 


Tilden, Lynn 


540.00 


Bowers, Paul M 


45.00 


Woodbury, Kathleen 


90.00 


Ciciotte, Tracy 


90.00 


Ahem, Edward 


27.00 


Clark, Jacqueline B 


180.00 


Aldritch, Frances 


42.00 



201 



Altdorfer, David 


54.00 


Karo, John 


43.00 


Amaral, Edward 


1,400.01 


Keenan, Lawrence C 


800.00 


Anderson, Carol 


30.00 


Kelleher, Paul 


43.00 


Austin, Richard 


53.00 


Kirker, Edward 


43.00 


Barrett, Edward 


30.00 


Laurie, Suzanne 


63.00 


Bates, Dorothy 


660.00 


Leanues, William 


113.00 


Bickford, Janet 


54.00 


Leary, Edward J 


500.00 


Bohlken, Charles A 


27.00 


Lipoma, Michael 


43.00 


Bonanno, John 


600.00 


MacFarlane, Douglas 


40.50 


Bowden, Bruce 


43.00 


Martens, Nancy 


86.00 


Boyle, Rose Ann 


200.00 


McCarthy, Sean 


15.00 


Bryant, Jeffrey 


15.00 


McDonald, Karen J 


43.00 


Connelly, Pat 


86.00 


McPherson, Vicki 


42.00 


Crowley, Jerome 


27.00 


McSweeney, Kathy 


43.00 


DeAngelis, Lauren 


105.00 


MuUaney, Robert 


43.00 


Dechan, John 


105.00 


Mulvey, Edward 


403.00 


Denovellis, Sherry 


42.00 


Murphy, Thomas 


27.00 


Donnell, Michael 


43.00 


Myers, Richard 


43.00 


Donovan, John 


113.00 


Najarian, Gary 


25.00 


Dunn, George 


43.00 


Nolet, Robert 


27.00 


Dunn, Kearin 


120.00 


Nourie, Gregg 


30.00 


Ellis, Robert 


129.00 


O'Boyle, Frank 


203.00 


Emmons, Ronald 


20.00 


Orlando, Neil 


43.00 


Fallon, Patricia 


63.00 


Oster, George 


27.00 


Farrington, William 


101.00 


Peitrantonio, Al 


40.50 


Fedor, Scott 


43.00 


Pisano, Matthew 


50.00 


Ferreira, Lisa 


650.01 


Pisano, PhiHp 


130.00 


Fichtner, Joanne 


550.00 


Player, John 


86.00 


Foley, John 


43.00 


Proodian, Jason 


125.00 


Fonseca, Edward III 


40.50 


Pumphret, Frank 


155.00 


Gallerani, Richard 


61.00 


Radding, Mark 


27.00 


Giannino, Thomas 


43.00 


Reidy, James 


30.00 


Glazebrook, John 


43.00 


Reppucci, Arnold 


2,283.04 


Greenough, Robert 


30.00 


Ritts, Judith 


80.00 


Guenard, David 


70.00 


Salerno, Matthew J 


904.62 


Guilfoyle, Donald 


27.00 


Sangster, Stephen 


172.00 


Hansen, Peter C 


43.00 


Sargent, Ruthann 


1,600.00 


Harmer, Donald 


27.00 


Saunders, Megan 


30.00 


Harvey, James 


27.00 


Shacochis, Norman 


108.50 


Hennessey, John 


27.00 


Shultz, David 


30.00 


Hewitt, Kenneth 


43.00 


Shultz, Robert 


30.00 


Holmes, Brooks 


180.00 


ShurUeff, Donald 


31.00 


Hynes, Michael 


27.00 


Silva, Peter 


86.00 


Kane, Daniel 


43.00 


Silvia, Robert D 


2,379.00 



202 



Siriani, Joseph Jr 


108.00 


Smith, John 


43.00 


Sterling, Robert 


86.00 


Stoddard, Jack 


43.00 


Story, Claudia 


60.00 


Straughn, Harold W 


40.00 


Strondak, Alan 


43.00 


Sullivan, Janet 


43.00 


Sullivan, Joseph 


93.00 


Swain, Kathleen 


81.00 


Sweeney, Torin 


1,866.67 


Tighe, James 


193.50 


Trent, Mark 


86.00 


Tricomi, Frank 


51.00 


Vallen, John 


40.50 


Walsh, Thomas 


63.00 


Ward, Glenn 


43.00 


Watson, James 


1,120.00 


Wilson, Harry 


43.00 


Worth, Maurice 


40.50 


Zadel, Elizabeth 


1,400.01 


Town-Schools 


4,399,345.22 


GROSS SALARIES 


7,457,057.80 



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Index 

InMemorium 3 

Appointed Officers 6 

Elected Officers 4 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT 

Archivist 130 

Base Map Committee 130 

By-law Committee 133 

Cable Television Council 131 

Harbor Committee 132 

Harbormaster 133 

Registrars, Board of 129 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 134 

Selectmen, Board of 17 

Survey the Structure and Function of Town Government, Committee to 134 

Town Clerk's Report: Annual Town Meeting, April 1, 3, 4, 5, 1989 19 

ElecUon, April 8, 1989 82 

Special Town Election, May 6, 1989 84 

Continuation of Town Meeting, May 31, 1989 86 

Continuation of Town Meeting, June 5, 1989 102 

Special Town Election, June 28, 1989 104 

Special Town Meeting, October 10, 1989 106 

Vital Statistics 122 

Election Officials 16 

FINANCIAL REPORTS 

Accountant 135 

Assessors, Board of 164 

Salaries 195 

Treasurer/Collector 162 

LAND USE CONTROL 

Building Department 165 

Conservation Commission 167 

Transfer Station Building Committee 169 

Health, Board of 168 

Metropolitan Area Planning Council 166 

Planning Board 166 

Plymouth County Mosquito Control 170 

Recycling Committee 170 

Design Review Board 172 

Cox Estate Study Committee 172 



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PUBLIC SAFTEY 

Animal Control 175 

Fire Department 173 

Police Department 174 

Police/Fire Station Renovation Committee 176 

Wire Department 175 

PUBLIC WORKS 

Cemetery Study Committee 179 

Government Island Study Committee 179 

Highway Department 177 

Sewer Commission 178 

Tree, Park, and Cemetery Department 177 

Water Department 178 

HUMAN SERVICES 

Aging, Council on 180 

Cohasset Housing Authority 181 

Cohasset Historical Commission 187 

Cohasset Historic District Commission 188 

Drug and Alcohol Committee 187 

Housing Partnership Committee 185 

Paul Pratt Memorial Library 182 

Recreation Commission 184 

Social Service League 186 

EDUCATION 

School Committee and Superintendent of Schools 189 

South Shore Regional School District 193 

South Shore Regional School Committee 193 



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TELEPHONE EXTENSIONS 

COHASSET TOWN HALL 

383-9900 



That's your new main line to Town Hall Departments. Please look for the proper 
extensions below. 

DEPARTMENT EXTENSION NUMBER 

Accounting 1 16 

Assessors 124 

Board of Health 121 

Building Department 100 

Conservation Commission 122 

Parking Clerk 101 

Personnel Board 100 

Planning Board 118 

Plumbing Inspector 100 

Recreation 102 

Selectmen 101 

Sewer Commission 122 

Tax Collector 113 

Town Clerk 106 

Treasurer 111 

Zoning Board of Appeals 100 

The Animal Control Officer has a special number with a recording device which can 
be reached by dialing 383-0037. He also can be reached by dialing his beeper number which 
is 1-800-502-7086; after three beeps punch in the telephone number where you can be 
reached and then the # button on the telephone. He will return your call as soon as possible. 



Telephone Directory Listings 
COHASSET,TOWNOF 
TOWN HALL 

Connecting all Depts. 383-9900 
41 Highland Av. 

Night Emergency 383-0228 

COUNCIL ON AGING, N. Main 383-9112 
FIREDEPT.,64Elm 

Emergency only, 383-0260 

Routine Business 383-0616 

HARBOURMASTER, 92 Border 383-0863 
HEALTH BOARD 

Public Health Nurse, 16 Highland 383-0771 

HIGHWAY DEFT., 55 S . Main 383-0273 

PAUL PRATT MEML. LIBRARY, 196 S. Main 383-1348 
POLICE DEPT, 62 Elm 

Emergency Only 383-1212 

Routine Business 383-1055 
RECREATION DEPT. 

41 Highland Av. (Recording) 383-6791 

RECYCLING DISPOSAL CENTER, Cedar 383-9627 
SCHOOL DEPT. 

Supt.,143 Pond 383-6111 

Bus. Office, 143 Pond 383-6108 
Cohasset Senior High School: 

Admin. Ofc, 143 Pond 383-6100 

Athletic Dir. 383-6103 

Guidance 383-6102 

Health Educ, Cohasset, MA. 383-6107 

METCO 383-6105 

Spec. Education 383-6104 
Deer Hill School: 

Admin. Office, 206 Sohier 383-61 15 
Osgood School: 

Admin. Office, 35 Ripley 383-61 17 
TREE AND PARK DEPT., CJC Highway 383-6709 (Recording) 

WASTE WATER DEPT., 43 Elm 383-1697 

WATER DEPT., 339 King 383-0057